Key Vote 105th Congress > Senate > Vote 24

Date: 1997-03-04

Result: 66-35 (Joint Resolution Defeated)

Clerk session vote number: 24

Vote Subject Matter: Government Management / Budget General Interest

Bill number: SJRES1

Question: On the Joint Resolution

Description: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.

Bill summary: Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts (except those derived from borrowing) for that fiscal year unless the Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each House to increase the public debt. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to the Congress. Requires the approval of a (...show more) majority of each House by roll call vote before any bill to increase revenue may become law. Authorizes the Congress to waive these provisions when: (1) a declaration of war is in effect; or (2) the United States is engaged in a military conflict which poses a threat to national security as declared by a joint resolution adopted by a majority of each House. Makes this article effective beginning with FY 2002 or with the second fiscal year beginning after its ratification, whichever is later.

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Bill titles: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.

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