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.