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 G. 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
Related Bills
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 voteSenateS.J.Res. 10 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.12/14/2011This 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 Passage12/14/2011S.J.Res. 10 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
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…

$364,949
$57,975
$759,112
$1,182,036
8.5 times as much
$511,320
$352,909
$45,301
$631,585
$781,768
$7,742,721
$10,065,604
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$18,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$13,500$14,750Yes
John BarrassoRWY$48,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,000$40,900Yes
Mark BegichDAK$3,250$26,962Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$7,300$55,950Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$3,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$36,950Yes
Roy BluntRMO$45,450$12,400Yes
John BoozmanRAR$7,750$4,250Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,050$1,401,596Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$29,825$19,906Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$476,954Yes
Richard BurrRNC$15,950$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$108,865Yes
Ben CardinDMD$6,500$32,200Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$16,700Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$0$38,113Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$44,300$27,400Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$15,000$1,500Yes
Tom CoburnROK$2,500$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$1,250Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$12,000$84,154Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,000$5,300Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$19,050Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$33,100$12,000Yes
John CornynRTX$33,800$4,050Yes
Mike CrapoRID$13,500$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$10,650$500Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$10,000$32,750Yes
Mike EnziRWY$13,500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$258,149Yes
Al FrankenDMN$2,750$66,862Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$24,200$1,426,919Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$8,750Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,250$12,750Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$666,586Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$64,673Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$27,800$23,350Yes
Dean HellerRNV$62,850$4,000Yes
John HoevenRND$21,900$4,150Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,100$250Yes
Jim InhofeROK$19,950$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$18,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$25,000$3,150Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$14,000$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$8,850$1,500Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$2,000$18,898Yes
John F. KerryDMA$0$111,209Yes
Mark KirkRIL$22,750$9,950Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$258,438Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$30,250$184,627Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$26,050Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$20,875Yes
Mike LeeRUT$11,650$7,950Yes
Carl LevinDMI$3,000$40,371Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$6,200Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,000$23,400Yes
John McCainRAZ$10,800$19,250Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$1,246,009Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$34,350$45,900Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$108,900Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,250$67,400Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$113,558Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$19,500$1,400Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,300$7,300Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,500$491,006Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,000$8,400Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$11,000$20,050Yes
Rand PaulRKY$15,150$1,000Yes
Rob PortmanROH$27,500$500Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$7,250$14,700Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$21,900Yes
Harry ReidDNV$19,150$71,300Yes
Jim RischRID$18,500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,600$4,500Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,000$35,750Yes
Marco RubioRFL$22,600$8,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$13,150Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$61,403Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$19,450$750Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,500$1,018,840Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,000$9,000Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$500$399,687Yes
Jon TesterDMT$250$211,301Yes
John ThuneRSD$28,112$14,335Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$41,299$700Yes
Mark UdallDCO$18,100$65,121Yes
Tom UdallDNM$2,550$55,954Yes
David VitterRLA$15,600$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$13,250$87,900Yes
Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$28,783Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$20,600$10,850Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$32,900Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$3,000Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$18,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$13,500$14,750Yes
John BarrassoRWY$48,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,000$40,900Yes
Mark BegichDAK$3,250$26,962Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$7,300$55,950Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$3,500Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$36,950Yes
Roy BluntRMO$45,450$12,400Yes
John BoozmanRAR$7,750$4,250Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,050$1,401,596Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$29,825$19,906Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$476,954Yes
Richard BurrRNC$15,950$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$108,865Yes
Ben CardinDMD$6,500$32,200Yes
Tom CarperDDE$0$16,700Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$0$38,113Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$44,300$27,400Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$15,000$1,500Yes
Tom CoburnROK$2,500$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$1,000$1,250Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$12,000$84,154Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$4,000$5,300Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$19,050Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$33,100$12,000Yes
John CornynRTX$33,800$4,050Yes
Mike CrapoRID$13,500$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$10,650$500Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$10,000$32,750Yes
Mike EnziRWY$13,500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$258,149Yes
Al FrankenDMN$2,750$66,862Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$24,200$1,426,919Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$8,750Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,250$12,750Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$666,586Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$64,673Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$27,800$23,350Yes
Dean HellerRNV$62,850$4,000Yes
John HoevenRND$21,900$4,150Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,100$250Yes
Jim InhofeROK$19,950$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$18,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$25,000$3,150Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$14,000$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$8,850$1,500Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$2,000$18,898Yes
John F. KerryDMA$0$111,209Yes
Mark KirkRIL$22,750$9,950Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$258,438Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$30,250$184,627Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$26,050Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$20,875Yes
Mike LeeRUT$11,650$7,950Yes
Carl LevinDMI$3,000$40,371Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$6,200Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,000$23,400Yes
John McCainRAZ$10,800$19,250Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$1,246,009Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$34,350$45,900Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$108,900Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,250$67,400Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$113,558Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$19,500$1,400Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,300$7,300Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,500$491,006Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,000$8,400Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$11,000$20,050Yes
Rand PaulRKY$15,150$1,000Yes
Rob PortmanROH$27,500$500Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$7,250$14,700Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$21,900Yes
Harry ReidDNV$19,150$71,300Yes
Jim RischRID$18,500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,600$4,500Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,000$35,750Yes
Marco RubioRFL$22,600$8,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$13,150Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$61,403Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$19,450$750Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,500$1,018,840Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,000$9,000Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$500$399,687Yes
Jon TesterDMT$250$211,301Yes
John ThuneRSD$28,112$14,335Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$41,299$700Yes
Mark UdallDCO$18,100$65,121Yes
Tom UdallDNM$2,550$55,954Yes
David VitterRLA$15,600$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$13,250$87,900Yes
Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,000Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$28,783Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$20,600$10,850Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$32,900Yes

Interest Groups that supported this amendment

$ Donated
Mining$759,112
Small business associations$364,949
Fiscal & tax policy$57,975

Interest Groups that opposed this amendment

$ Donated
Women's issues$7,742,721
Minority/Ethnic Groups$781,768
Education$631,585
State & local govt employee unions$511,320
Health & welfare policy$352,909
Human Rights$45,301
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