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H J Res 103 - Balanced Budget Amendment - Key Vote

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Lamar Smith voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER OF CONGRESS, AND RATIFICATION BY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURES WITHIN SEVEN YEARS OF THE DATE THE AMENDMENT WAS SUBMITTED.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Failed (House) (271-153) - (Key vote)

Title: Balanced Budget Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a joint resolution that proposes an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits total Federal outlays, or total amount spent by the Federal government, from exceeding the total collected from receipts for each fiscal year, unless a three-fifths majority from both the House and Senate authorize a specific excess.
  • Requires the President to submit to Congress a proposed balanced budget prior to each fiscal year.
  • Allows for provisions of the amendment to be waived if the United States is engaged in a war or if the House and Senate adopt a joint resolution declaring that provisions must be waived if the U.S. has an "imminent and serious military threat to national security" due to a military conflict.
  • Prohibits Federal revenues rates from rising faster than national income rates, unless a three-fifths majority from both the House and Senate authorize a specific tax increase raising revenue rates.
  • Indicates that this amendment shall begin with fiscal year 2001 or the second fiscal year following ratification.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Balanced Budget Amendment

Sponsors

  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Wayne A. Allard (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael A. Andrews (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William Reynolds 'Bill' Archer (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard K. 'Dick' Armey (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bacchus (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Scott 'Scotty' Baesler (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William P. 'Bill' Baker (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert H. 'Herb' Bateman (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Helen Delich Bentley (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas K. 'Doug' Bereuter (NE - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Bevill (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. Bilbray (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Bilirakis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Bliley Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter I. Blute (MA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Brewster (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glen Browder (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Bryant (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen E. 'Steve' Buyer (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert L. 'Sonny' Callahan (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Chapman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert N. 'Bob' Clement (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. Clinger (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Cooper (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Coppersmith (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry F. Costello (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher Cox (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Crapo (ID - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Ann 'Pat' Danner (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. 'Buddy' Darden III (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Kika de la Garza (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Butler Derrick (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert K. 'Bob' Dornan (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David T. Dreier (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer B. Dunn (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Chet' Edwards (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn Lee English Jr. (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karan English (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas W. Ewing (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harris W. Fawell (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack M. Fields Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Hamilton Fish Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tillie K. Fowler (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert D. 'Bob' Franks (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Franks (CT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton W. Gallegly (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dean A. Gallo (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. Gekas (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Pete Geren (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam M. Gibbons (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne T. Gilchrest (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Gillmor (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Newton Leroy 'Newt' Gingrich (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Glickman (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Rodney 'Rod' Grams (MN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Fred Grandy (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven C. 'Steve' Gunderson (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Melton D. 'Mel' Hancock (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James V. Hansen (UT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Dennis 'Denny' Hastert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jimmy' Hayes (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W.G. 'Bill' Hefner (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul B. Henry (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Lee 'Dave' Hobson (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin R. Hoke (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Huffington (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Y. Tim Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Hutto (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Inhofe (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew 'Andy' Jacobs Jr. (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy Peter 'Tim' Johnson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy L. Johnson (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Johnson (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry A. Johnston (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Richard Kasich (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph P. 'Joe' Kennedy II (MA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay C. Kim (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott L. Klug (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Kolbe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Kyl (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • H. Martin Lancaster (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Lantos (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry LaRocco (ID - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg Laughlin (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Rick A. Lazio (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Leach (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David A. Levy (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Lewis (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry Lewis (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Ross 'Jim' Lightfoot (IA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Linder (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Bob' Livingston (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn Lloyd (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jill Lynette Long (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald K. Machtley (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David S. Mann (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Romano L. Mazzoli (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Al McCandless (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank McCloskey (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave McCurdy (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. McDade (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Alex McMillan (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jan Meyers (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert H. Michel (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Miller (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Minge (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Molinari (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • G.V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos J. Moorhead (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Austin J. Murphy (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Myers (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen L. 'Steve' Neal (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Solomon P. Ortiz Sr. (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald C. 'Ron' Packard (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Michael 'Mike' Parker (MS - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Paxon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lewis F. Payne Jr. (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy J. Penny (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Brian 'Pete' Peterson (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • J.J. 'Jake' Pickle (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard W. Pombo (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Edward Porter (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert J. 'Rob' Portman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn W. Poshard (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Deborah D. Pryce (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. 'Jimmy' Quillen (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Quinn (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Ramstad (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph S. Regula (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Ridge (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Patrick 'Pat' Roberts (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Toby Roth (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Roy Rowland (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Sangmeister (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Rick' Santorum (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Sarpalius (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel L. 'Dan' Schaefer (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Schenk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Steven H. 'Steve' Schiff (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip R. Sharp (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Clay Shaw Jr. (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • E.G. 'Bud' Shuster (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Sisisky (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph R. 'Joe' Skeen (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ike Skelton (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert F. 'Bob' Smith (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nick Smith (MI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd Davidson Spence (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Sundquist (TN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard N. 'Dick' Swett (NH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Tanner (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig Thomas (WY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter G. Torkildsen (MA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Itimous Thaddeus 'Tim' Valentine Jr. (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara F. Vucanovich (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert S. Walker (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Walsh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Wilson (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles William 'Bill' Young (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Zeliff (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard 'Dick' Zimmer (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)