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Official Title as Introduced

Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


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Date
02/17/2005Introduced in House

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Date
04/04/2005Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/17/2005Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/17/2005Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary02/17/2005 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution04/04/2005 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/17/2005)

Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits 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 House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.

Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each House to increase the public debt limit.

Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.

Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each House by rollcall vote.

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 implementing legislation to achieve a balanced budget without increasing the receipts or reducing the disbursements of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund to achieve that goal.