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Key Votes

S J Res 1 - Balanced Budget amendment - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Mary Landrieu voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

Read statements Mary Landrieu made in this general time period.

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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) (66-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Balanced Budget amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the United States Constitution requiring federal revenue to exceed federal spending.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes Congress to waive the provisions of this amendment when a declaration of war is in effect, or if Congress and the President declare that there is a serious military threat to national security.
  • Requires an affirmative roll call vote of 3/5 of the Congress to increase public debt.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Balanced Budget amendment

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Edmond Spencer Abraham (MI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Wayne A. Allard (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Ashcroft (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Max S. Baucus (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert F. 'Bob' Bennett (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher S. 'Kit' Bond (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Breaux (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Samuel D. 'Sam' Brownback (KS - 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)
  • 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)
  • Michael 'Mike' DeWine (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Pete V. Domenici Jr. (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan McLauchlin 'Lauch' Faircloth (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William H. 'Bill' Frist (TN - 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)
  • Rodney 'Rod' Grams (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Judd A. Gregg (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. 'Chuck' Hagel (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Y. Tim Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX - R) (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)
  • Jon Kyl (AZ - R) (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)
  • Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank H. Murkowski (AK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Nickles (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles S. Robb (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William V. Roth Jr. (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Rick' Santorum (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Clinton 'Bob' Smith (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gordon Harold Smith (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlen Specter (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Stevens (AK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig Thomas (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Fred Dalton Thompson (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Strom Thurmond (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John William Warner (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
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