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SJR 1 - Urging Congress to Propose a Balanced Budget Amendment - Key Vote

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NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS VOTE FROM BOTH CHAMBERS IS REQUIRED TO ADOPT A JOINT RESOLUTION.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Passed (Senate) (24-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Urging Congress to Propose a Balanced Budget Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that calls for an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to balance the federal budget.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that in the event Congress does not submit such an amendment on or before December 31, 2011, Texas applies to Congress to call a convention, with the purpose of amending the Constitution of the United States of America.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Urging Congress to Propose a Balanced Budget Amendment

Sponsors

  • Steve Ogden (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Florence D. Shapiro (TX - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors