H.J.Res.28 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.104th Congress (1995-1996)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] (Introduced 01/04/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/25/1995 For Further Action See H.J.Res.1. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.28 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/1995)
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 majority of each House by roll call vote before any bill to increase revenue may become law.
Waives these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect. Waives these provisions when 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.