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H.J.Res. 2: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

This was a vote to agree to H.J.Res. 2 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.J.Res. 2 amends the Constitution of the United States to require three-fifths of both legislative bodies to approve spending than exceeds government revenue, require three-fifths of both legislative bodies to raise the limit on the debt, and require the President to submit a proposed budget to Congress in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts. Congress may wave these requirements for any fiscal year the United States is engaged in military conflict that causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by a joint resolution.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 54%
 
 
233
226
 
7
 
Nay 43%
 
 
184
6
 
178
 
Not Voting 3%
 
 
11
4
 
7
 

Date: Apr 12, 2018

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Failed

Source: house.gov

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