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

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  • Official: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. as introduced.

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01/05/11
 
11/18/11

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Representative

Bob Goodlatte

R-VA

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Latest Vote

Result: Failed - November 18, 2011

Roll call number 858 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H J RES 2 Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States

 

Official Summary

Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific exce

Official Summary

Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each chamber by rollcall vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.

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Organizations Supporting H.J.Res.2

  • Citizens Against Government Waste
  • National Taxpayers Union
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Freedomworks

Organizations Opposing H.J.Res.2

  • National Women's Law Center
  • Center for Public Policy Priorities
  • Leadership Council on Civil & Human Rights
  • Strengthen Social Security Coalition
  • Children's Campaign
  • OMB Watch
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