S.J.Res.10 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.

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  • Official: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget. as introduced.
  • Official: Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. as amended by senate.

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03/31/11
 
12/14/11

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Senator

Orrin Hatch

R-UT

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Result: Joint Resolution Defeated - December 14, 2011

Roll call number 229 in the Senate

Question: On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 10

 

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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 two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific exces

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 two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Prohibits total outlays for any fiscal year from exceeding 18% of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the preceding calendar year unless Congress, by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess over such 18%. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill from becoming law that imposes a new tax or increases the statutory rate of any tax or the aggregate amount of revenue, unless approved by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber. Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber to increase the federal debt limit. Authorizes waivers of these requirements:
(1) when a declaration of war is in effect against a nation-state and Congress, by a majority roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess; or
(2) under other specified circumstances involving military conflict, if Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes such waiver. Prohibits a federal or state court from ordering any increase in revenue to enforce this article.

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Organizations Supporting S.J.Res.10

  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Americans For Prosperity
  • Citizens Against Government Waste
  • National Taxpayers Union
  • Northwest Mining Association

Organizations Opposing S.J.Res.10

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • National Women's Law Center
  • National Organization for Women
  • Committee for Education Funding
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
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