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HJRES 22

Title: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Author: Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

Summary
...This joint resolution proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting total outlays for a fiscal year from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year unless Congress authorizes the excess by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber. The prohibition excludes outlays for repayment of debt principal and receipts derived from borrowing. </p> <p>The amendment requires roll call votes of (1) three-fifths of each chamber of Congress to increase the public debt limit, and (2) a majority of each chamber for legislation increasing revenue. </p> <p>It also requires the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. </p> <p>Congress is authorized to waive these requirements when a declaration of war is in effect or if the United States is engaged in a military conflict which ...

Status
Introduced in House 01/08/2019
Introduced in House 01/08/2019
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 01/08/2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Justice. 01/08/2019

Bill Text
01/08/2019 - HJRES 22 (Introduced+in+House)

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Author Details


    Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)
    U.S. Representative

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    Phone: (202) 225-2216

    District Address:
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    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    Phone: (513) 684-2723
    Fax: (513) 421-8722

 
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