Summary: H.J.Res.19 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.J.Res.19. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (01/06/1999)

Constitutional Amendment - Requires the Congress, before each fiscal year, to adopt a statement in which total Federal outlays (except those for repayment of debt principal) do not exceed total receipts (except those derived from borrowing) , unless a three-fifths vote of both Houses authorizes a specific excess.

Prohibits a bill to increase receipts from becoming law unless approved by a three-fifths majority in each House.

Directs the President to submit a balanced budget.

Authorizes the Congress to waive these provisions when: (1) a declaration of war is in effect; or (2) the United States faces an imminent and serious military threat to national security, as declared by a joint resolution adopted by a majority of each House.

Sets a permanent limit on the amount of Federal public debt, prohibiting any increase unless legislation enacted by a three-fifths majority of both Houses become law.