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Key Votes

S J Res 41 - Balanced Budget amendment - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Herb Kohl voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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Note

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.

Stage Details

Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Failed (Senate) (63-37) - (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.
  • Indicates that this amendment shall begin with fiscal year 2001 or the second fiscal year following ratification.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Balanced Budget amendment

Sponsors

  • Paul Simon (IL - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Robert F. 'Bob' Bennett (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher S. 'Kit' Bond (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David L. Boren (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Hank Brown (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard H. Bryan (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Conrad R. Burns (MT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ben 'Nighthorse' Campbell (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. Chafee (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel R. Coats (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William S. Cohen (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Coverdell (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry E. Craig (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alfonse M. 'Al' D'Amato (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas A. 'Tom' Daschle (SD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis DeConcini (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Dole (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Byron L. Dorgan (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Exon (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan McLauchlin 'Lauch' Faircloth (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Slade Gorton (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Robert 'Bob' Graham (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William Phillip 'Phil' Gramm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Judd A. Gregg (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Howell Heflin (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jesse Helms (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest F. 'Fritz' Hollings (SC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James Merrill 'Jim' Jeffords (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Dirk Kempthorne (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert H. 'Herb' Kohl (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert R. Krueger (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Chester Trent Lott Sr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard G. 'Dick' Lugar (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Connie Mack (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harlan Mathews (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank H. Murkowski (AK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Nickles (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Packwood (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Lee Pressler (SD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles S. Robb (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William V. Roth Jr. (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan K. Simpson (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Clinton 'Bob' Smith (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Strom Thurmond (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Malcolm Wallop (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John William Warner (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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