Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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``Section 1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year, unless three-fifths of the whole number of each House of Congress shall provide by law for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a rollcall vote. ``Section 2. The limit on the debt of the United States held by the public shall not be increased, unless three-fifths of the whole number of each House shall provide by law for such an increase by a rollcall vote. ``Section 3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget for the United States Government for that fiscal year in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts. ``Section 4. No bill to increase revenue shall become law unless approved by three-fifths of the whole number of each House by a rollcall vote. ``Section 5. The Congress may waive the provisions of this article for any fiscal year...

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137 Supporting
16 Opposing
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State: CA

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I support H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because... We either do it now or go broke.

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OH
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reynaudt
OH-9
5 months ago

I support H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States because I find it hard to believe that anyone with a conscience can sleep at night knowing that government overspending is robbing our own children of a prosperous future. This 17,000,000,000,000 should deeply bother every member of the federal government.

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CA
15
Joanneh
CA-15
1 year ago

I support H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because...we are in trouble financially as a country. I am of the belief that the government should function like the family unit. Your expenses should match your income. Everything should be balanced. We should not be spending trillions of dollars that we do not have. That kind of action is extremely dangerous to our country's economic system. President Obama needs to be reigned in by a strong congress. He should be held responsible for this overspending and for not even pressing to get a budget established during his entire Presidency. How can we even survive without a budget? How can we balance a budget that doesnot exist? So if this bill is passed I hope that the President is held to it. Not only to the new bill, but he should also be expected to establish a budget. Our constitution demands that . He shows disrespect for our constitution by not working towards a establishing a budget.

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IN
1
SweetPotato
IN-1
2 years ago

I support H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because our written mandate on a free society should require the leadership to have it's budget sorted out - just like the rest of us. Thank you kindly,

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MN
8
VigilantCitizenNo299999999
MN-8
2 years ago

I support H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because... If I have to pay my bills, then the United States Government should too! You do that with a balanced budget.

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KS
1
meco3hp
KS-1
2 years ago

I support H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because we citizens have to work under a balanced budget in our homes. This should be true of our government as well. This is just logical, common sense. Thank you.

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WY
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Amy_D
WY-0
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because the United States is not a household. Its vitality depends on the ability of the government and the central bank to formulate fiscal and monetary policy without being shackled by senseless populist laws like this. Please do not sacrifice the good of the nation's economy for the sake of satisfying special interest groups.

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CA
39
Anonymous470677
CA-39
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because as shameful as it is that you people can't get your baggage together, this is not worthy of a constitutional amendment. In fact, this is a waste of time and money.

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CA
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gomatty
CA-52
1 year ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because you need to leave our Amendments as our forefathers wrote them.

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AL
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david.howell8281
AL-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because IT'S A MASSIVE WASTE OF TIME and a dumb idea too,

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WA
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DavidB
WA-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.J.Res. 11: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. because... It should require 3/4 of several states to not balance the budget.

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KY
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Anonymous306048
KY-4
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total 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 three-fifths 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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