H.J.Res.7 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.104th Congress (1995-1996)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Archer, Bill [R-TX-7] (Introduced 01/04/1995)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/28/1995 For Further Action See H.J.Res.1. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.7 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/1995)
Constitutional Amendment - Requires the Congress, prior to each fiscal year, to adopt a statement in which total Federal outlays do not exceed total receipts, unless a two-thirds vote of both Houses authorizes a specific excess.
Sets a permanent limit on the amount of Federal public debt, prohibiting any increase unless legislation enacted by a two-thirds majority of both Houses becomes 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.