All Information (Except Text) for H.J.Res.2 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] (Introduced 01/05/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/30/2011 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 112-512. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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|11/18/2011||Failed of passage/not agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 261 - 165 (Roll no. 858).|
|01/05/2011||Introduced in House|
All Actions (14)
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held. With printed Hearing: S.Hrg. 112-512.
Action By: Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 261 - 165 (Roll no. 858).
DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.J. Res. 2. When proceedings were postponed on Thursday, November 17, 2011, 2 hours and 42 minutes of debate remained.
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H7841-7874)
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - Pursuant to section 2 of H. Res. 466, further consideration of this motion is postponed.
DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.J. Res. 2.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 466, the House proceeded with 5 hours of debate on H.J. Res. 2.
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7782-7805; text of measure as introduced: CR H7782)
Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the resolution, as amended.
Rule H. Res. 466 passed House.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 466 Reported to House. The resolution authorizes the Speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of Friday, November 18, 2011, relating to H.J.Res. 2, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The resolution provides that debate on such a motion shall be extended to five hours. Finally, the resolution provides that the Chair may postpone further consideration of such a motion pursuant to the resolution to a time designated by the Speaker.
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Introduced in House
|Cosponsors Who Withdrew||Date Sponsored||Date Withdrawn||CR Explanation|
|Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]*||01/05/2011||11/04/2011|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|House Judiciary||01/05/2011||Referred to|
|House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution||01/24/2011||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Budget deficits and national debt
- Constitution and constitutional amendments
- Income tax rates
- Legislative rules and procedure
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in House (01/05/2011)
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 chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber 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 chamber by rollcall vote.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.