H.J.Res.22 - Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: H.J.Res.22 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a three-fifths rollcall vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Introduced in House (02/13/2003)
Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each House to increase the public debt limit.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.
Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each House by rollcall vote.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.