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11-HJRES2 on Jan 5, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Balanced Budget Amendment
Source: H.J.Res.2
    Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States:
  • 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 3/5ths rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
  • Requires a 3/5ths rollcall vote of each chamber 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 chamber by rollcall vote.
  • Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (2/3rds of each House concurring therein), That the article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of 3/4ths of the several States within 7 years after the date of its submission for ratification.

This article shall take effect beginning with the later of the second fiscal year beginning after its ratification or the first fiscal year beginning after December 31, 2016. Updated to include 2017 version, H.J.Res.29

  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill proposing a balanced budget amendment

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 11-HJRES2

Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John Barrow s1sGA Democratic Senate candidate 
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat 
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee Democrat 
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Henry Cuellar s1sTexas Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat until 2004; now GOP 
Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Mike Ross s1sAR Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat 

Republicans participating in 11-HJRES2

Sandy Adams s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican 
Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican (resigned 2014) 
Mark Amodei s1sNevada Republican 
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014) 
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican (retiring 2014) 
Lou Barletta s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican 
Joe Linus Barton s1sTexas Republican 
Charlie Bass s1sNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Dan Benishek s1sMichigan Republican 
Rick Berg s1sND Republican Challenger 
Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican 
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican 
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican 
Diane Black s1sTennessee Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican 
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Mary Bono s1sCalifornia Republican 
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican 
Dave Brat s1oVirginia Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Mo Brooks s1sAlabama Republican 
Paul Broun s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican 
Larry Bucshon s1sIndiana Republican 
Ann Marie Buerkle s1sNew York Republican 
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican (Retiring 2014) 
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Quico Canseco s1sTexas Republican 
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Buddy Carter s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
John Carter s1sTexas Republican 
Bill Cassidy s1sLA Republican Challenger 
Steve Chabot s1sOhio Republican 
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican (retiring 2014) 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican 
Doug Collins s1oGeorgia RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Chip Cravaack s1sMinnesota Republican 
Rick Crawford s1sArkansas Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican 
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican 
Geoff Davis s1sKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Rodney Davis s1oIllinois RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Jeff Denham s1sCalifornia Republican 
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Scott DesJarlais s1sTennessee Republican 
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican 
Bob Dold s1sIllinois Republican House Member 
Sean Duffy s1sWisconsin Republican 
Jeff Duncan s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican 
Renee Ellmers s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s1sMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Blake Farenthold s1sTexas Republican 
Stephen Fincher s1sTennessee Republican 
Mike Fitzpatrick s1sPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2016) 
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Chuck Fleischmann s1sTennessee Republican 
John Fleming s1sLA Republican Senate candidate 
Bill Flores s1sTexas Republican 
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska Republican 
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Cory Gardner s1sCO Republican Senate challenger 
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Gibbs s1sOhio Republican 
Chris Gibson s1sNew York Republican (retiring 2016) 
Phil Gingrey s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1sTexas Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s2pVirginia Republican 
Paul Gosar s1sArizona Republican 
Trey Gowdy s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican 
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican 
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia Republican 
Morgan Griffith s1sVirginia Republican 
Michael Grimm s1sNew York Republican (resigned 2015) 
Frank Guinta s1sNew Hampshire Republican House Member 
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky Republican 
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi Republican 
Andy Harris s1sMaryland Republican 
Vicky Hartzler s1sMissouri Republican 
Doc Hastings s1sWashington Republican (retiring 2014) 
Nan Hayworth s1sNew York Republican 
Joe Heck s1sNevada Republican 
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jaime Herrera s1sWashington Republican 
Jody Hice s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Bill Huizenga s1sMichigan Republican 
Randy Hultgren s1sIllinois Republican 
Duncan Hunter Jr. s1sCalifornia Republican 
Robert Hurt s1sVirginia Republican 
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Johnson s1sOhio Republican 
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican 
Timothy Johnson s1sIllinois Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican 
Mike Kelly s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Steve King s1sIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1sGA Republican Challenger 
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Raul Labrador s1sIdaho Republican 
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican 
Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Jeff Landry s1sLouisiana Republican 
James Lankford s1sOK Republican Senate challenger 
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Steven LaTourette s1sOhio Republican 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Jerry Lewis s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Billy Long s1sMissouri Republican 
Barry Loudermilk s2iGeorgia Republican House MemberSponsor: Rep.
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican 
Connie Mack s1sFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000) 
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican 
Tom Marino s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Buck McKeon s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
David McKinley s1sWest Virginia Republican 
Patrick Meehan s1sPennsylvania Republican 
John Mica s1sFlorida Republican 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican (retiring 2016) 
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican 
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican 
Kristi Noem s1sSouth Dakota Republican 
Rich Nugent s1sFlorida Republican 
Alan Nunnelee s1sMississippi Republican (deceased 2015) 
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican 
Steven Palazzo s1sMississippi Republican 
Erik Paulsen s1sMinnesota Republican 
Steve Pearce s1sNew Mexico Republican 
Mike Pence s1sIN Republican nominee for Vice President 
Tom Petri s1sWisconsin Republican 
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican 
Mike Pompeo s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican 
Ben Quayle s1sArizona Republican (lost 2012 primary) 
Tom Reed s1sNew York Republican 
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Reid Ribble s1sWisconsin Republican 
Scott Rigell s1sVirginia Republican 
David Rivera s1sFlorida Republican 
Martha Roby s1sAlabama Republican 
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican 
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican 
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican 
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican 
Todd Rokita s1sIndiana Republican 
Tom Rooney s1sFlorida Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican 
Dennis Ross s1sFlorida Republican 
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican 
Jon Runyan s1sNew Jersey Republican (retiring 2014) 
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger 
Bobby Schilling s1sIllinois Republican challenger 2014 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican (resigned 2015) 
David Schweikert s1sArizona Republican 
Austin Scott s1sGeorgia Republican 
Tim Scott s1sSC Republican Senator-Appointee 
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican 
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican 
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican 
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican 
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican 
Steve Southerland s1sFlorida Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Steve Stivers s1sOhio Republican 
Marlin Stutzman s1sIN Republican Senate candidate 
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican 
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican 
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican 
Pat Tiberi s1sOhio Republican 
Scott Tipton s1sColorado Republican 
Bob Turner s1sNew York Former Republican 
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican 
Fred Upton s1sMichigan Republican 
Tim Walberg s1sMichigan Republican 
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican 
Joe Walsh s1sIllinois Republican 
Allen West s1sFlorida Republican 
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican 
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican 
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Rob Wittman s1sVA Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidate 
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Steve Womack s1sArkansas Republican 
Rob Woodall s1sGeorgia Republican 
Kevin Yoder s1sKansas Republican 
Bill Young s1sFlorida Republican (Deceased 2013) 
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican 

Independents participating in 11-HJRES2

Charles Boustany s1sLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate Challenger 
Tim Griffin s1sAR GOP Lt.Gov Challenger 
Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Mick Mulvaney s1sSC Budget Director 
Tom Price s1sGA Health and Human Services 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 17
Republicans: 226
Independents: 5

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