S.J.Res. 10 - Joint Resolution Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Economics and public finance. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on December 14, 2011 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

DID NOT PASS on December 14, 2011.

2/3 required to pass

voted YES: 47 voted NO: 53
0 voted present/not voting

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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
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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
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.12/13/2011PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenateS.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.
select this voteVote12/13/2011Amendment SA 1460 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
12/14/2011Considered by Senate.
currently selectedSenate 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
select this voteS. Amdt. 1460Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]December 13, 2011Passed by voice vote on December 12, 2011.

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Contributions

  1. January - February 2007 For $12,500 Against $73,950
  2. March - April 2007 For $29,200 Against $223,721
  3. May - June 2007 For $33,100 Against $302,097
  4. July - August 2007 For $7,250 Against $80,917
  5. September - October 2007 For $37,000 Against $210,084
  6. November - December 2007 For $15,250 Against $362,696
  7. January - February 2008 For $16,000 Against $157,785
  8. March - April 2008 For $41,100 Against $297,188
  9. May - June 2008 For $49,800 Against $433,921
  10. July - August 2008 For $35,850 Against $295,973
  11. September - October 2008 For $88,450 Against $972,284
  12. November - December 2008 For $22,550 Against $103,293
  13. January - February 2009 For $13,800 Against $93,555
  14. March - April 2009 For $5,750 Against $142,374
  15. May - June 2009 For $14,300 Against $204,424
  16. July - August 2009 For $16,050 Against $52,000
  17. September - October 2009 For $22,100 Against $155,345
  18. November - December 2009 For $21,050 Against $135,040
  19. January - February 2010 For $24,625 Against $112,597
  20. March - April 2010 For $58,950 Against $227,262
  21. May - June 2010 For $100,549 Against $441,717
  22. July - August 2010 For $81,600 Against $328,556
  23. September - October 2010 For $91,850 Against $800,456
  24. November - December 2010 For $13,500 Against $8,616
  25. January - February 2011 For $14,800 Against $199,793
  26. March - April 2011 For $63,050 Against $329,583
  27. May - June 2011 For $26,350 Against $470,200
  28. July - August 2011 For $19,450 Against $188,363
  29. September - October 2011 For $27,050 Against $263,633
  30. November - December 2011 For $18,500 Against $301,070
  31. January - February 2012 For $15,000 Against $198,452
  32. March - April 2012 For $9,100 Against $335,039
  33. May - June 2012 For $51,250 Against $376,783
  34. July - August 2012 For $28,250 Against $456,546
  35. September - October 2012 For $43,312 Against $675,924
  36. November - December 2012 For $13,750 Against $54,367

Votes

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.: 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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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$3,000No
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$18,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$13,500$14,750Yes
John BarrassoRWY$48,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,000$40,900No
Mark BegichDAK$3,250$26,962No
Michael F. BennetDCO$7,300$55,950No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$3,500No
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$36,950No
Roy BluntRMO$45,450$12,400Yes
John BoozmanRAR$7,750$4,250Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,050$1,401,596No
Scott P. BrownRMA$29,825$19,906Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$476,954No
Richard BurrRNC$15,950$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$108,865No
Ben CardinDMD$6,500$32,200No
Tom CarperDDE$0$16,700No
Bob CaseyDPA$0$38,113No
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$5,300No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$19,050No
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$32,750No
Mike EnziRWY$13,500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$258,149No
Al FrankenDMN$2,750$66,862No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$24,200$1,426,919No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$8,750Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,250$12,750Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$666,586No
Tom HarkinDIA$0$64,673No
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$18,000No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$25,000$3,150Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$14,000$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$8,850$1,500Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$2,000$18,898No
John F. KerryDMA$0$111,209No
Mark KirkRIL$22,750$9,950Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$258,438No
Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$30,250$184,627No
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$26,050No
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$20,875No
Mike LeeRUT$11,650$7,950Yes
Carl LevinDMI$3,000$40,371No
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000No
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$6,200Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,000$23,400No
John McCainRAZ$10,800$19,250Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$1,246,009No
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$34,350$45,900Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$108,900No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,250$67,400No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$113,558No
Jerry MoranRKS$19,500$1,400Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,300$7,300Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,500$491,006No
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,000$8,400No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$11,000$20,050No
Rand PaulRKY$15,150$1,000Yes
Rob PortmanROH$27,500$500Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$7,250$14,700No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$21,900No
Harry ReidDNV$19,150$71,300No
Jim RischRID$18,500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,600$4,500Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,000$35,750No
Marco RubioRFL$22,600$8,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$13,150No
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$61,403No
Jeff SessionsRAL$19,450$750Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,500$1,018,840No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,000$9,000Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$500$399,687No
Jon TesterDMT$250$211,301No
John ThuneRSD$28,112$14,335Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$41,299$700Yes
Mark UdallDCO$18,100$65,121No
Tom UdallDNM$2,550$55,954No
David VitterRLA$15,600$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$13,250$87,900No
Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,000No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$28,783No
Roger F. WickerRMS$20,600$10,850Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$32,900No

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$3,000No
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$2,000$18,100Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$13,500$14,750Yes
John BarrassoRWY$48,100$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$19,000$40,900No
Mark BegichDAK$3,250$26,962No
Michael F. BennetDCO$7,300$55,950No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,000$3,500No
Richard BlumenthalDCT$500$36,950No
Roy BluntRMO$45,450$12,400Yes
John BoozmanRAR$7,750$4,250Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$5,050$1,401,596No
Scott P. BrownRMA$29,825$19,906Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$250$476,954No
Richard BurrRNC$15,950$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$0$108,865No
Ben CardinDMD$6,500$32,200No
Tom CarperDDE$0$16,700No
Bob CaseyDPA$0$38,113No
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$5,300No
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$2,000$19,050No
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$32,750No
Mike EnziRWY$13,500$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$250$258,149No
Al FrankenDMN$2,750$66,862No
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$24,200$1,426,919No
Lindsey GrahamRSC$5,000$8,750Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$10,250$12,750Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$0$666,586No
Tom HarkinDIA$0$64,673No
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$18,000No
Johnny IsaksonRGA$25,000$3,150Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$14,000$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$8,850$1,500Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$2,000$18,898No
John F. KerryDMA$0$111,209No
Mark KirkRIL$22,750$9,950Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$0$258,438No
Herb KohlDWI$0$0No
Jon KylRAZ$1,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$30,250$184,627No
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$0$26,050No
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$20,875No
Mike LeeRUT$11,650$7,950Yes
Carl LevinDMI$3,000$40,371No
Joe LiebermanICT$0$1,000No
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$6,200Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$47,000$23,400No
John McCainRAZ$10,800$19,250Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$10,000$1,246,009No
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$34,350$45,900Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$500$108,900No
Jeff MerkleyDOR$1,250$67,400No
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$113,558No
Jerry MoranRKS$19,500$1,400Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$15,300$7,300Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$2,500$491,006No
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$9,000$8,400No
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$11,000$20,050No
Rand PaulRKY$15,150$1,000Yes
Rob PortmanROH$27,500$500Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$7,250$14,700No
John "Jack" ReedDRI$2,000$21,900No
Harry ReidDNV$19,150$71,300No
Jim RischRID$18,500$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$10,600$4,500Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$11,000$35,750No
Marco RubioRFL$22,600$8,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$13,150No
Chuck SchumerDNY$7,300$61,403No
Jeff SessionsRAL$19,450$750Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$2,500$1,018,840No
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$5,000$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$5,000$9,000Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$500$399,687No
Jon TesterDMT$250$211,301No
John ThuneRSD$28,112$14,335Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$41,299$700Yes
Mark UdallDCO$18,100$65,121No
Tom UdallDNM$2,550$55,954No
David VitterRLA$15,600$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$13,250$87,900No
Jim WebbDVA$2,250$1,000No
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$28,783No
Roger F. WickerRMS$20,600$10,850Yes
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$32,900No

Interest Groups that supported this bill

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

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ 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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