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11-HJR02 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Balanced Budget Amendment
Source: H.J.RES.2
JOINT RESOLUTION: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives, That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid when ratified by the legislatures of 3/4ths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:
  1. Total outlays for any fiscal year shall not exceed total receipts for that fiscal year, unless 3/5ths of each House of Congress shall provide for a specific excess by a rollcall vote.
  2. The limit on the debt of the United States held by the public shall not be increased, unless 3/5ths of each House shall provide for such an increase by a rollcall vote.
  3. Prior to each fiscal year, the President shall transmit to the Congress a proposed budget in which total outlays do not exceed total receipts.
  4. No bill to increase revenue shall become law unless approved by a majority of each House by a rollcall vote.
  5. The Congress may waive the provisions of this article for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war is in effect; or when the United States is engaged in military conflict which causes an imminent and serious military threat to national security and is so declared by a joint resolution.

  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment
  • Headline 2: Sponsored Constitutional amendment requiring balanced budget

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-HJR02

Dan Boren s1oOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Henry Cuellar s1oTexas Democrat
Cynthia Lummis s1oWyoming Democrat
Jim Matheson s1oUtah Democrat
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor

Republicans participating in 11-HJR02

Robert Aderholt s1oAlabama Republican
Rodney Alexander s1oLouisiana Republican
Michele Bachmann s1oMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican
Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican
Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican
Brian Bilbray s1oCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis s1oFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop s1oUtah Republican
Marsha Blackburn s1oTennessee Republican
Jo Bonner s1oAlabama Republican
Charles Boustany s1oLouisiana Republican
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican
Mo Brooks s1oAlabama Republican
Paul Broun s1oGeorgia Republican
Vern Buchanan s1oFlorida Republican
Michael Burgess s1oTexas Republican
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican
John Campbell s1oCalifornia Republican
John Carter s1oTexas Republican
Bill Cassidy s1oLouisiana Republican
Steve Chabot s1oOhio Republican
Jason Chaffetz s1oUT Former Republican Challenger (2011)
Mike Coffman s1oColorado Republican
Tom Cole s1oOklahoma Republican
John Culberson s1oTexas Republican
Geoff Davis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012)
Charles Dent s1oPennsylvania Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Republican
Sean Duffy s1oWisconsin Republican
Blake Farenthold s1oTexas Republican
John Fleming s1oLouisiana Republican
Bill Flores s1oTexas Republican
Jeff Fortenberry s1oNebraska Republican
Trent Franks s1oArizona Republican
Elton Gallegly s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Cory Gardner s1oColorado Republican
Scott Garrett s1oNew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach s1oPennsylvania Republican
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas Republican
Bob Goodlatte s2iVirginia Republican
Kay Granger s1oTexas Republican
Tim Griffin s1oArkansas Republican
Gregg Harper s1oMississippi Republican
Vicky Hartzler s1oMissouri Republican
Dean Heller s1oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas Republican
Wally Herger s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Bill Huizenga s1oMichigan Republican
Randy Hultgren s1oIllinois Republican
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Robert Hurt s1oVirginia Republican
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican
Jim Jordan s1oOhio Republican
Steve King s1oIowa Republican
Jack Kingston s1oGeorgia Republican
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican
Leonard Lance s1oNew Jersey Republican
Jerry Lewis s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1oMissouri Republican
Connie Mack s1oFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000)
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas Republican
Tom Marino s1oPennsylvania Republican
Michael McCaul s1oTexas Republican
Tom McClintock s1oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)
Patrick McHenry s1oNorth Carolina Republican
David McKinley s1oWest Virginia Republican
Patrick Meehan s1oPennsylvania Republican
Candice Miller s1oMichigan Republican
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida Republican
Tim Murphy s1oPennsylvania Republican
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas Republican
Pete Olson s1oTexas Republican
Mike Pence s1oIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ted Poe s1oTexas Republican
Mike Pompeo s1oKansas Republican
Bill Posey s1oFlorida Republican
Tom Price s1oGeorgia Republican
Tom Reed s1oNew York Republican
Reid Ribble s1oWisconsin Republican
Martha Roby s1oAlabama Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1oFlorida Republican
Peter Roskam s1oIllinois Republican
Dennis Ross s1oFlorida Republican
Steve Scalise s1oLA Republican challenger
Aaron Schock s1oIllinois Republican
Austin Scott s1oGeorgia Republican
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster s1oPennsylvania Republican
Adrian Smith s1oNebraska Republican
Lamar Smith s1oTexas Republican
John Sullivan s1oOklahoma Republican
Glenn Thompson s1oPennsylvania Republican
Fred Upton s1oMichigan Republican
Tim Walberg s1oMichigan Republican
Greg Walden s1oOregon Republican
Lynn Westmoreland s1oGeorgia Republican
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina Republican
Robert Wittman s1oVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican

Independents participating in 11-HJR02

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 109
Independents: 1

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