H.J.Res.332 - Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that appropriations made by the United States shall not exceed its revenues, except in time of war or national emergency; and to provide for the systematic paying back of the national debt.93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bafalis, L. A. (Skip) [R-FL-10] (Introduced 02/08/1973)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/08/1973 Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.J.Res.332 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/08/1973)
Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the Congress from making any appropriation for any fiscal year if the resulting total of appropriations for such fiscal year would exceed the total estimated revenues of the United States for such fiscal year.
Provides that, in time of war or national emergency, as declared by the Congress, the application of this Amendment may be suspended by a concurrent resolution which has passed the Senate and the House of Representatives by an affirmative vote of three-fourths of the authorized membership of each such House. Makes such suspension effective for the two-year term of the Congress which passes such resolution.
Prohibits an increase in the national debt. Provides that such debt, as it exists on the date on which this article is ratified, shall be repaid during the one-hundred-year period beginning with the first fiscal year which begins after the date on which this article is ratified at the rate of one-tenth of such debt during each ten-year interval of such one-hundred-year period.