A joint resolution providing for the convening, whenever the legislatures of two additional States pass a resolution to hold such a convention, of a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment relating to the balancing of the Federal budget.
The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
99th Congress (1985–1986)
This resolution was introduced on September 26, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Representative for Colorado's 5th congressional district
26 Cosponsors (26 Republicans)
Feb 28, 1984
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 496 (98th).
Sep 26, 1985
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H.J.Res. 400 (99th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.
A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 400. This is the one from the 99th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Balanced Budget Constitutional Convention Convening Resolution, H.R.J. Res. 400, 99th Cong. (1985).
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