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H.J.RES.4: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||economics and public finance|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||John Barrow, D-Ga.|
|Total Cosponsors||10 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||Jan. 3, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Jan. 25, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
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.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.
Requires the appropriate congressional committees to report to their respective chambers implementing legislation to achieve a balanced budget without reducing the disbursements of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund to achieve that goal.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Jan. 25, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution And Civil Justice.|
|Jan. 3, 2013||Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.|