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Balanced Budget Amendments [April 10, 2018]   [open pdf - 93KB]

From the Document: "A balanced budget amendment (BBA) proposes to amend the U.S. Constitution to require that 'outlays shall not exceed revenues.' Constitutional amendments require a two-thirds vote of approval in both houses of Congress as well as ratification by three-fourths of the states. [...] Proposed BBAs have historically included additional provisions that may be as contentious as the requirement that outlays not exceed revenues. Such provisions are summarized below."

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CRS Insight, IN10884
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2018-04-10
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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