S.J.Res. 10 - Joint Resolution Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
DID NOT PASS on December 14, 2011.
2/3 required to pass
voted YES: 47
voted NO: 53
0 voted present/not voting
Joint Resolution Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
S.J.Res. 10 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)
- Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (by CRS)
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- A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.
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- Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
- Orrin G. Hatch
- Lamar Alexander
- Kelly Ayotte
- John Barrasso
- Roy Blunt
- John Boozman
- Scott P. Brown
- Richard Burr
- Saxby Chambliss
- Daniel Coats
- Tom Coburn
- Thad Cochran
- Susan M. Collins
- Bob Corker
- John Cornyn
- Mike Crapo
- Jim DeMint
- John Ensign
- Michael B. Enzi
- Lindsey Graham
- Chuck Grassley
- Dean Heller
- John Hoeven
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
- James M. Inhofe
- Johnny Isakson
- Mike Johanns
- Ron Johnson
- Mark Kirk
- Jon Kyl
- Mike Lee
- Richard G. Lugar
- John McCain
- Mitch McConnell
- Jerry Moran
- Lisa Murkowski
- Rand Paul
- Rob Portman
- James E. Risch
- Pat Roberts
- Marco Rubio
- Jeff Sessions
- Richard C. Shelby
- Olympia J. Snowe
- John Thune
- Patrick J. Toomey
- David Vitter
- Roger F. Wicker
- Economics and public finance
- Budget deficits and national debt
- Budget process
- Constitution and constitutional amendments
- Income tax rates
- Legislative rules and procedure
- Related Bills
- H.J.Res. 54 (112th) : Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relative to Balancing the Budget.
- H.J.Res. 56 (112th) : Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relative to Balancing the Budget.
- S.J.Res. 23 (112th) : A Joint Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relative to Balancing the Budget.
- Major Actions
Introduced 3/31/2011 Referred to Committee Amendments (1 proposed) Failed passage in Senate 12/14/2011
- Bill History
Chamber/Committee Motion Date Result select this vote Senate Amendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. 12/13/2011 PASSED by voice vote currently selected Senate S.J.Res. 10 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. 12/14/2011 This bill DID NOT PASS the Senate47 voted YES 53 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting Action Date Description Introduced 3/31/2011 3/31/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. 12/13/2011 Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent as pursuant to the Budget Control Act of 2011. 12/13/2011 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. 12/13/2011 Amendment SA 1460 proposed by Senator Hatch. select this vote Vote 12/13/2011 Amendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent. 12/14/2011 Considered by Senate. currently selected Senate Vote on Passage 12/14/2011 S.J.Res. 10 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…
supported this bill
Average received by Senators who
|voted YES||voted NO|
|Small business associations||$6,658||$981|
|Fiscal & tax policy||$716||$458|
Interest groups that supported this bill gave 3.5 times as much to Senators that voted YES than to Senators that voted NO
opposed this bill
Average received by Senators who
|voted NO||voted YES|
|State & local govt employee unions||$9,624||$27|
|Health & welfare policy||$5,918||$835|
Interest groups that opposed this bill gave 21 times as much to Senators that voted NO than to Senators that voted YES
Organizations that took a position on
Joint Resolution Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.: S.J.Res. 10 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
5 organizations supported this bill
- 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 bill
- 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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Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org
Contributions by Legislator
|Name||Party||State||$ From Interest Groups|
|$ From Interest Groups|
|Daniel K. Akaka||D||HI||$0||$3,000||No|
|Andrew Lamar Alexander||R||TN||$2,000||$18,100||Yes|
|Michael F. Bennet||D||CO||$7,300||$55,950||No|
|Jesse "Jeff" Bingaman||D||NM||$1,000||$3,500||No|
|Scott P. Brown||R||MA||$29,825||$19,906||Yes|
|Clarence Saxby Chambliss||R||GA||$44,300||$27,400||Yes|
|William Thad Cochran||R||MS||$1,000||$1,250||Yes|
|Susan M. Collins||R||ME||$12,000||$84,154||Yes|
|Gaylord Kent Conrad||D||ND||$4,000||$5,300||No|
|Christopher A. Coons||D||DE||$2,000||$19,050||No|
|Kirsten E. Gillibrand||D||NY||$24,200||$1,426,919||No|
|Kay R. Hagan||D||NC||$0||$666,586||No|
|Orrin G. Hatch||R||UT||$27,800||$23,350||Yes|
|Kay Bailey Hutchison||R||TX||$5,100||$250||Yes|
|John F. Kerry||D||MA||$0||$111,209||No|
|Mary L. Landrieu||D||LA||$30,250||$184,627||No|
|Frank R. Lautenberg||D||NJ||$0||$26,050||No|
|Patrick J. Leahy||D||VT||$0||$20,875||No|
|Joe Manchin, III||D||WV||$47,000||$23,400||No|
|Addison "Mitch" McConnell||R||KY||$34,350||$45,900||Yes|
|Barbara A. Mikulski||D||MD||$0||$113,558||No|
|Earl "Ben" Nelson||D||NE||$9,000||$8,400||No|
|Clarence "Bill" Nelson||D||FL||$11,000||$20,050||No|
|Mark L. Pryor||D||AR||$7,250||$14,700||No|
|John "Jack" Reed||D||RI||$2,000||$21,900||No|
|Charles "Pat" Roberts||R||KS||$10,600||$4,500||Yes|
|John "Jay" Rockefeller||D||WV||$11,000||$35,750||No|
|Richard C. Shelby||R||AL||$5,000||$0||Yes|
|Olympia J. Snowe||R||ME||$5,000||$9,000||Yes|
|Patrick J. Toomey||R||PA||$41,299||$700||Yes|
|Mark R. Warner||D||VA||$13,250||$87,900||No|
|Roger F. Wicker||R||MS||$20,600||$10,850||Yes|