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Titles (2)

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Pledge of Allegiance bill (Identified by CRS)

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Official Title as Introduced

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Newdow v. U.S. Congress was erroneously decided, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
06/27/2002Passed/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): 416 - 3, 11 Present (Roll no. 273).(text: CR H4125)
06/26/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date All Actions
06/27/2002-4:13pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/27/2002-4:13pmOn motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 - 3, 11 Present (Roll no. 273). (text: CR H4125)
06/27/2002-2:46pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 459.
06/27/2002-2:46pmConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4125-4136)
06/27/2002-2:46pmMr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
06/26/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
06/26/2002Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
06/26/2002Introduced in House

Cosponsors (182)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Armey, Richard K. [R-TX-26]* 06/26/2002
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Cannon, Chris [R-UT-3]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-2]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Vitter, David [R-LA-1]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Kerns, Brian D. [R-IN-7]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Schrock, Edward L. [R-VA-2]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Johnson, Timothy V. [R-IL-15]* 06/26/2002
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Bono, Mary [R-CA-44]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Biggert, Judy [R-IL-13]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Osborne, Tom [R-NE-3]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Riley, Bob [R-AL-3]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-47]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Green, Mark [R-WI-8]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-48]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Keller, Ric [R-FL-8]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Tiberi, Patrick J. [R-OH-12]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-27]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-6]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5]* 06/26/2002
Rep. DeMint, Jim [R-SC-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-11]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-28]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Goss, Porter J. [R-FL-14]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Hulshof, Kenny C. [R-MO-9]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Flake, Jeff [R-AZ-1]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Rehberg, Dennis R. [R-MT-At Large]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2]* 06/26/2002
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-4]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Sherwood, Don [R-PA-10]* 06/26/2002
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8] 06/27/2002
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13] 06/27/2002
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 06/27/2002
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [I-VA-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7] 06/27/2002
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 06/27/2002
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 06/27/2002
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 06/27/2002
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 06/27/2002
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 06/27/2002
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 06/27/2002
Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] 06/27/2002
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30] 06/27/2002
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 06/27/2002
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Aderholt, Robert B. [R-AL-4] 06/27/2002
Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12] 06/27/2002
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Fletcher, Ernie [R-KY-6] 06/27/2002
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11] 06/27/2002
Rep. Thune, John [R-SD-At Large] 06/27/2002
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 06/27/2002
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 06/27/2002
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] 06/27/2002
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8] 06/27/2002
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 06/27/2002
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23] 06/27/2002
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 06/27/2002
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 06/27/2002
Rep. Grucci, Felix J., Jr. [R-NY-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. Toomey, Patrick J. [R-PA-15] 06/27/2002
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 06/27/2002
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7] 06/27/2002
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 06/27/2002
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 06/27/2002
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 06/27/2002
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 06/27/2002
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 06/27/2002
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 06/27/2002
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 06/27/2002
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 06/27/2002
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7] 06/27/2002
Rep. Sununu, John E. [R-NH-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6] 06/27/2002
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 06/27/2002
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 06/27/2002
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 06/27/2002
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. Ryan, Paul [R-WI-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. John, Christopher [D-LA-7] 06/27/2002
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] 06/27/2002
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8] 06/27/2002
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 06/27/2002
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 06/27/2002
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 06/27/2002
Rep. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Maloney, James H. [D-CT-5] 06/27/2002
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 06/27/2002
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 06/27/2002
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 06/27/2002
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 06/27/2002
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 06/27/2002

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary06/26/2002 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution06/26/2002 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (06/27/2002)

Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the Pledge of Allegiance, including the phrase "One Nation, under God," reflects the historical fact that a belief in God permeated the founding and development of our Nation; (2) the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals's ruling is inconsistent with the U.S. Supreme Court's First Amendment jurisprudence that the Pledge and similar expressions are not unconstitutional expressions of religious belief; (3) such phrase should remain in the Pledge; and (4) the Ninth Circuit should agree to rehear this ruling en banc in order to reverse this constitutionally infirm and historically incorrect ruling.