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Official Title as Introduced

Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the display of the Ten Commandments by Judge Roy S. Moore, a judge on the circuit court of the State of Alabama.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
03/05/1997Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 295 - 125 (Roll no. 31).
03/03/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (13)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/06/1997SenateReceived in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs.
03/05/1997-1:53pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/05/1997-1:52pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 295 - 125 (Roll no. 31).
03/05/1997-1:40pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H738-739)
03/04/1997-2:56pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed until March 5.
03/04/1997-2:10pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
03/04/1997-2:10pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H715-721)
03/04/1997-2:10pmHouseMr. Canady moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
03/03/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/03/1997HouseReferred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
03/03/1997HouseReferred to House Judiciary
03/03/1997HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/03/1997HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary03/03/1997 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution03/03/1997 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure03/03/1997 Referred to
Senate Governmental Affairs03/06/1997 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/03/1997)

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the Ten Commandments are a declaration of fundamental principles that are the cornerstones of a fair and just society; and (2) the public display of the Ten Commandments, including in government offices and courthouses, should be permitted.