Senate Vote: Amendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

PASSED by voice vote on December 13, 2011.

Joint Resolution Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

S.J.Res. 10 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (by CRS)
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Title
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
Other Titles
  • Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Sponsor
Orrin Hatch
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Economics and public finance
  • Budget deficits and national debt
  • Budget process
  • Constitution and constitutional amendments
  • Income tax rates
  • Legislative rules and procedure
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Major Actions
Introduced3/31/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Failed passage in Senate12/14/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateAmendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/13/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 1012/14/2011This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate
47 voted YES 53 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/31/2011
3/31/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
12/13/2011Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent as pursuant to the Budget Control Act of 2011.
12/13/2011Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
12/13/2011Amendment SA 1460 proposed by Senator Hatch.
currently selectedVote12/13/2011Amendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/14/2011Considered by Senate.
select this voteSenate Vote on Passage12/14/2011On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 10
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
currently selectedS. Amdt. 1460Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]December 13, 2011Passed by voice vote on December 12, 2011.

To amend the title.

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December 12, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 1460 proposed by Senator Hatch.
December 12, 2011, 7:00 pm ET - Amendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Full Text of this Amendment

The text of this amendment is not available.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$398,449
$36,075
$755,295
$1,189,819
8.0 times as much
$509,720
$449,450
$38,900
$504,410
$893,441
$7,165,710
$9,561,631
5 Organizations Supported and 7 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Joint Resolution Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.: Amendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

5 organizations supported this amendment

Americans for Prosperity
James Valvo, Director of Government Affairs & (2011, March 31). Letter of Support: Hatch-Walsh Balanced Budget Amendment, S.J. Res. 10 and H.J. Res. 56. Retrieved December 13, 2011, from Americans for Prosperity.
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
Thomas A. Schatz (2011, April 7). Dear House of Representatives. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from CAGW.
National Federation of Independent Business
Susan Eckerly, Senior Vice President of Public Policy (2011, December 13). Key Vote Letter for S.J.Res. 10 in Support of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Retrieved December 13, 2011, from NFIB.
National Taxpayers Union
Brandon Greife (2011, December 13). “YES” on S.J. Res. 10, the “Consensus” Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the Constitution.. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from National Taxpayers Union.
Northwest Mining Association
NWMA (2011). REPUBLICAN PLAN TO PUT AMERICANS BACK TO WORK The Jobs Through Growth Act. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from NWMA.

7 organizations opposed this amendment

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
AFSCME (2011, November 30). Statement for the Record. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from AFSCME.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
CBPP (2011, November 30). Testimony: Robert Greenstein, President, on “A Balanced Budget Amendment: The Perils of Constitutionalizing the Budget Debate” Before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights Hearing. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from CBPP.
Coalition on Human Needs
CHN (2011, June 17). Balanced Budget Amendment Would Threaten Critical Programs and the Economy . Retrieved December 14, 2011, from CHN.
Committee for Education Funding
Abigail Evans & Joel Packer (2011, July 19). Letter to Senators. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from CEF.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
NAACP (2011, June 28). NAACP Opposes So-Called "Balanced Budget Amendment" to the Constitution. Retrieved June 28, 2011, from NAACP.
National Organization for Women
NOW (2011, June 15). Radical Budget Proposals Will Harm Economy and Hurt Women & Families. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from NOW.
National Women's Law Center
NWLC (2011, May 20). One-Sided Budget Proposals Threaten Women and Families, Shield Millionaires and Corporations. Retrieved December 14, 2011, from NWLC.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$3,000Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$14,150Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$12,500$12,500Yes
John BarrassoRWY$48,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,000$57,500Yes
Mark BegichDAK$3,000$32,850Yes
Michael BennetDCO$7,300$57,900Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$3,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$27,700Yes
Roy BluntRMO$40,450$10,900Yes
John BoozmanRAR$8,250$1,450Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,050$1,253,792Yes
Scott BrownRMA$29,325$21,956Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$476,454Yes
Richard BurrRNC$15,450$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$115,144Yes
Ben CardinDMD$7,500$35,950Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$19,100Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$500$33,863Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$43,250$29,200Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$15,750$3,900Yes
Tom CoburnROK$2,500$250Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$15,000$88,129Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,000$12,300Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$2,000$13,450Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$32,600$11,000Yes
John CornynRTX$32,800$13,250Yes
Mike CrapoRID$13,000$9,200Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$12,250$500Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$11,000$34,975Yes
Mike EnziRWY$13,500$2,000Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$260,371Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$2,500$49,518Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$19,400$1,344,707Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$13,150Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,750$17,350Yes
Kay HaganDNC$0$516,549Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$56,773Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$27,800$29,350Yes
Dean HellerRNV$62,683$3,750Yes
John HoevenRND$21,900$2,400Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,100$250Yes
Jim InhofeROK$20,950$2,400Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$32,250Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$28,900$2,700Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$14,000$1,000Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$7,850$1,000Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$2,000$32,998Yes
John KerryDMA$10,250$95,584Yes
Mark KirkRIL$22,250$15,800Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$257,838Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$30,250$166,111Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$24,250Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$16,275Yes
Mike LeeRUT$11,150$7,950Yes
Carl LevinDMI$8,000$39,371Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$6,200Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$42,250$22,400Yes
John McCainRAZ$6,000$19,750Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$1,247,210Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$33,850$39,350Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$101,250Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,250$53,607Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$107,142Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$19,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$17,800$17,800Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,500$495,814Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,000$8,400Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$11,000$20,050Yes
Rand PaulRKY$23,700$500Yes
Rob PortmanROH$32,800$1,250Yes
Mark PryorDAR$8,250$15,700Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$21,400Yes
Harry ReidDNV$18,150$97,000Yes
Jim RischRID$18,500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$9,600$3,500Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,000$37,750Yes
Marco RubioRFL$20,950$4,150Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$12,650Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$74,503Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$14,000$750Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,500$848,580Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$5,000$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$5,000$8,500Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$500$396,838Yes
Jon TesterDMT$250$228,251Yes
John ThuneRSD$23,312$19,335Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$44,949$700Yes
Mark UdallDCO$17,300$55,728Yes
Tom UdallDNM$2,550$57,782Yes
David VitterRLA$14,100$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$14,800$83,700Yes
Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$28,783Yes
Roger WickerRMS$19,600$8,150Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$29,600Yes

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$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$3,000Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$14,150Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$12,500$12,500Yes
John BarrassoRWY$48,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,000$57,500Yes
Mark BegichDAK$3,000$32,850Yes
Michael BennetDCO$7,300$57,900Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$3,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$27,700Yes
Roy BluntRMO$40,450$10,900Yes
John BoozmanRAR$8,250$1,450Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,050$1,253,792Yes
Scott BrownRMA$29,325$21,956Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$476,454Yes
Richard BurrRNC$15,450$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$115,144Yes
Ben CardinDMD$7,500$35,950Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$19,100Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$500$33,863Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$43,250$29,200Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$15,750$3,900Yes
Tom CoburnROK$2,500$250Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$15,000$88,129Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,000$12,300Yes
Chris CoonsDDE$2,000$13,450Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$32,600$11,000Yes
John CornynRTX$32,800$13,250Yes
Mike CrapoRID$13,000$9,200Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$12,250$500Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$11,000$34,975Yes
Mike EnziRWY$13,500$2,000Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$260,371Yes
Alan FrankenDMN$2,500$49,518Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$19,400$1,344,707Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$13,150Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,750$17,350Yes
Kay HaganDNC$0$516,549Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$1,000$56,773Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$27,800$29,350Yes
Dean HellerRNV$62,683$3,750Yes
John HoevenRND$21,900$2,400Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,100$250Yes
Jim InhofeROK$20,950$2,400Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$32,250Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$28,900$2,700Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$14,000$1,000Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$7,850$1,000Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$2,000$32,998Yes
John KerryDMA$10,250$95,584Yes
Mark KirkRIL$22,250$15,800Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$257,838Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$30,250$166,111Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$0$24,250Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$0$16,275Yes
Mike LeeRUT$11,150$7,950Yes
Carl LevinDMI$8,000$39,371Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$6,200Yes
Joe ManchinDWV$42,250$22,400Yes
John McCainRAZ$6,000$19,750Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$1,247,210Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$33,850$39,350Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$101,250Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,250$53,607Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$0$107,142Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$19,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$17,800$17,800Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,500$495,814Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,000$8,400Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$11,000$20,050Yes
Rand PaulRKY$23,700$500Yes
Rob PortmanROH$32,800$1,250Yes
Mark PryorDAR$8,250$15,700Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$21,400Yes
Harry ReidDNV$18,150$97,000Yes
Jim RischRID$18,500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$9,600$3,500Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,000$37,750Yes
Marco RubioRFL$20,950$4,150Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$12,650Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$74,503Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$14,000$750Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,500$848,580Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$5,000$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$5,000$8,500Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$500$396,838Yes
Jon TesterDMT$250$228,251Yes
John ThuneRSD$23,312$19,335Yes
Patrick ToomeyRPA$44,949$700Yes
Mark UdallDCO$17,300$55,728Yes
Tom UdallDNM$2,550$57,782Yes
David VitterRLA$14,100$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$14,800$83,700Yes
Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$28,783Yes
Roger WickerRMS$19,600$8,150Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$29,600Yes

Interest Groups that supported this amendment

$ Donated
Mining$755,295
Small business associations$398,449
Fiscal & tax policy$36,075

Interest Groups that opposed this amendment

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,165,710
Minority/Ethnic Groups$893,441
State & local govt employee unions$509,720
Education$504,410
Health & welfare policy$449,450
Human Rights$38,900
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