S J Res 10 in Congressional Session 112

Official Summary

 

Bill Number : S J Res 10

 

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.

 

SUMMARY AS OF:
3/31/2011--Introduced. 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 two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Prohibits total outlays for any fiscal year from exceeding 18% of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the preceding calendar year unless Congress, by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess over such 18%.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill from becoming law that imposes a new tax or increases the statutory rate of any tax or the aggregate amount of revenue, unless approved by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber. Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber to increase the federal debt limit. Authorizes waivers of these requirements: (1) when a declaration of war is in effect against a nation-state and Congress, by a majority roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess; or (2) under other specified circumstances involving military conflict, if Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes such waiver. Prohibits a federal or state court from ordering any increase in revenue to enforce this article.

Votes

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
Votes in the US Senate
Roll NumberVote DateQuestionDescriptionVote Result
2292011-12-14On the Joint ResolutionS.J.Res. 10; Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.R
Votes in the US House
This Bill was not Voted in the US House

Sponsors

 
Congressional Sponsors of S J Res 10
 
Bill Number : S J Res 10

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.

Sponsor: Sen Hatch, Orrin G. [UT] (introduced 3/31/2011)      

ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)Sen Alexander, Lamar [TN] - 3/31/2011
Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] - 3/31/2011
Sen Barrasso, John [WY] - 3/31/2011
Sen Blunt, Roy [MO] - 3/31/2011
Sen Boozman, John [AR] - 3/31/2011
Sen Brown, Scott P. [MA] - 3/31/2011
Sen Burr, Richard [NC] - 3/31/2011
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] - 3/31/2011
Sen Coats, Daniel [IN] - 3/31/2011
Sen Coburn, Tom [OK] - 3/31/2011
Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] - 3/31/2011
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 3/31/2011
Sen Corker, Bob [TN] - 3/31/2011
Sen Cornyn, John [TX] - 3/31/2011
Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] - 3/31/2011
Sen DeMint, Jim [SC] - 3/31/2011
Sen Ensign, John [NV] - 3/31/2011
Sen Enzi, Michael B. [WY] - 3/31/2011
Sen Graham, Lindsey [SC] - 3/31/2011
Sen Grassley, Chuck [IA] - 3/31/2011
Sen Heller, Dean [NV] - 5/10/2011
Sen Hoeven, John [ND] - 3/31/2011
Sen Hutchison, Kay Bailey [TX] - 3/31/2011
Sen Inhofe, James M. [OK] - 3/31/2011
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] - 3/31/2011
Sen Johanns, Mike [NE] - 3/31/2011
Sen Johnson, Ron [WI] - 3/31/2011
Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] - 3/31/2011
Sen Kyl, Jon [AZ] - 3/31/2011
Sen Lee, Mike [UT] - 3/31/2011
Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] - 3/31/2011
Sen McCain, John [AZ] - 3/31/2011
Sen McConnell, Mitch [KY] - 3/31/2011
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] - 3/31/2011
Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] - 3/31/2011
Sen Paul, Rand [KY] - 3/31/2011
Sen Portman, Rob [OH] - 3/31/2011
Sen Risch, James E. [ID] - 3/31/2011
Sen Roberts, Pat [KS] - 3/31/2011
Sen Rubio, Marco [FL] - 3/31/2011
Sen Sessions, Jeff [AL] - 3/31/2011
Sen Shelby, Richard C. [AL] - 3/31/2011
Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 3/31/2011
Sen Thune, John [SD] - 3/31/2011
Sen Toomey, Pat [PA] - 3/31/2011
Sen Vitter, David [LA] - 3/31/2011
Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] - 3/31/2011

Other Info

Bill Number : S J Res 10

Title : A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.

 
MAJOR ACTIONS:
***NONE***

 
ALL ACTIONS:
 
3/31/2011:Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.