The Twenty-eighth Amendment (Amendment XXVIII) prohibits Congress and the President from passing a budget that is not balanced. This amendment was proposed by the Congress on August 22, 2009, and ratified on March 12, 2010.


Section 1. In order for Congress and the President to pass into law a budget, said budget must be balanced as to not cause a deficit.
Section 2. Congress shall only be able to pass an unbalanced budget during such times of a State of War, and by approval of the three fourths of the States.
Section 3. This article shall be inoperative, unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.

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