H.J.Res.638 - To designate the week of September 23 through 29, 1990, as "Religious Freedom Week".101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bentley, Helen Delich [R-MD-2] (Introduced 08/03/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/03/1990 Referred to the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
Text: H.J.Res.638 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
There is one version of the bill.
Text available as:
- Bill and resolution texts for 1989-1992 (101st-102nd Congresses) predate authenticated digital publishing.
Introduced in House
HJ 638 IH 101st CONGRESS 2d Session H. J. RES. 638 To designate the week of September 23 through 29, 1990, as `Religious Freedom Week'. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES August 3, 1990 Mrs. BENTLEY (for herself, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. ASPIN, Mr. AUCOIN, Mr. BATEMAN, Mr. BATES, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. BEVILL, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. BLAZ, Mr. BLILEY, Mr. BORSKI, Mr. BOUCHER, Mr. BROWN of Colorado, Mr. BUSTAMANTE, Mr. CALLAHAN, Mr. CARPER, Mr. CHAPMAN, Mr. CLARKE, Mr. CLEMENT, Mr. COBLE, Mr. COLEMAN of Texas, Mr. COLLINS, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. COSTELLO, Mr. COUGHLIN, Mr. COYNE, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. DANNEMEYER, Mr. DERRICK, Mr. DE LUGO, Mr. DINGELL, Mr. DORNAN of California, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. EVANS, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. FAUNTROY, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. FISH, Mr. FORD of Tennessee, Mr. FORD of Michigan, Mr. FROST, Mr. FUSTER, Mr. GALLEGLY, Mr. GRANT, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. GONZALEZ, Mr. GUARINI, Mr. HALL of Texas, Mr. HAMILTON, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. HARRIS, Mr. HAYES of Illinois, Mr. HEFNER, Mr. HENRY, Mr. HILER, Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER, Mr. HORTON, Mr. HUCKABY, Mr. HUGHES, Mr. HUTTO, Mr. IRELAND, Mr. JACOBS, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. JONTZ, Mr. KASICH, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. KOLTER, Mr. KOSTMAYER, Mr. LAGOMARSINO, Mr. LANCASTER, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. LEHMAN of Florida, Mr. LEVINE of California, Mr. LIVINGSTON, Mr. DONALD E. LUKENS, Mr. LOWERY of California, Mr. MCDADE, Mr. MCEWEN, Mr. MCMILLEN of Maryland, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. MANTON, Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas, Mr. MILLER of Washington, Mr. MOAKLEY, Mr. MONTGOMERY, Mr. MOODY, Mr. MOORHEAD, Mr. MYERS of Indiana, Mr. NEAL of Massachusetts, Mr. NIELSON of Utah, Ms. OAKAR, Mr. PARKER, Mr. PAYNE of New Jersey, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. QUILLEN, Mr. RAY, Mr. RINALDO, Mr. ROE, Mr. SABO, Mr. SCHEUER, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. SLATTERY, Mr. ROBERT F. SMITH, Mr. SPENCE, Mr. STALLINGS, Mr. STANGELAND, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. VANDER JAGT, Mr. WALGREN, Mr. WHEAT, Mr. WOLF, Mr. YATRON, and Mr. SKEEN) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service JOINT RESOLUTION To designate the week of September 23 through 29, 1990, as `Religious Freedom Week'. Whereas the principle of religious liberty was an essential part of the founding of our Nation, and must be safeguarded with eternal vigilance by all men and women of good will; Whereas religious liberty has been endangered throughout his- tory by bigotry and indifference; Whereas the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees the inalienable rights of individuals to worship freely or not be religious, as they choose, without interference from governmental or other agencies; Whereas the Constitution of the United States ensures religious freedom to all of the people of the United States; Whereas, at Touro Synagogue in 1790, President George Washington issued his famous letter declaring `to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance'; Whereas the Touro Synagogue letter advocating the doctrine of mutual respect and understanding was issued more than a year before the adoption of the Bill of Rights; Whereas the letter of President Washington to the Touro Synagogue has become a national symbol of the commitment of the United States to religious freedom; Whereas, throughout our Nation's history, religion has contributed to the welfare of believers and of society generally, and has been a force for maintaining high standards for morality, ethics and justice; Whereas religion is most free when it is observed voluntarily at private initiative, uncontaminated by Government interference and unconstrained by majority preference; and Whereas religious liberty can be protected only through the efforts of all persons of good will in a united commitment: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, (1) That the week of September 23, 1990, is hereby declared to be `Religious Freedom Week'; and (2) The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States, including members of all faiths or none, to join together in support of religious tolerance and religious liberty for all, and to observe the week with appropriate activities.