H.J.Res.46 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation and to allow an item veto of appropriation bills.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Zimmer, Dick [R-NJ-12] (Introduced 01/04/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/24/1995 For Further Action See H.J.Res.1. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.46 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/1995)
Constitutional Amendment - Requires the Congress and the President, prior to each fiscal year, to agree on an estimate of total receipts for that fiscal year by enactment of a law devoted solely to that subject. Prohibits outlays for that year from exceeding this amount unless the Congress, by a two-thirds roll call vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Requires a two-thirds roll call vote of each House to increase the public debt.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to the Congress.
Requires a two-thirds roll call vote of the total membership of each House before any bill to increase revenue may become law.
Waives these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect.
Grants the President the authority to disapprove any appropriation or provision and approve any other appropriation or provision in the same appropriation bill.