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Military Funeral Demonstrations bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend titles 38 and 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date
05/29/2006Became Public Law No: 109-228. (TXT | PDF)
05/29/2006Signed by President.
05/25/2006Presented to President.
05/24/2006Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.(text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H3209)
05/24/2006Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
05/09/2006Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 3 (Roll no. 129).(text: CR H2199-2200)
03/29/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (28)

Date Chamber
05/29/2006Became Public Law No: 109-228. (TXT | PDF)
05/29/2006Signed by President.
05/25/2006HousePresented to President.
05/24/2006-9:37pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/24/2006-9:37pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote. (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H3209)
05/24/2006-9:18pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5037.
05/24/2006-9:17pmHouseMr. Buyer moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H3208-3211)
05/24/2006SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/24/2006SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
05/24/2006SenateS.Amdt.4187 Amendment SA 4187 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
05/24/2006SenateS.Amdt.4187 Amendment SA 4187 proposed by Senator Frist for Senator Craig. (consideration: CR S5129-5130; text: CR S5129-5130) In the nature of a substitute.
05/24/2006SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5129-5130)
05/10/2006SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
05/09/2006-7:10pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/09/2006-7:10pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 408 - 3 (Roll no. 129). (text: CR H2199-2200)
05/09/2006-7:02pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2299-2300)
05/09/2006-4:12pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/09/2006-3:29pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5037.
05/09/2006-3:29pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2199-2208)
05/09/2006-3:29pmHouseMr. Buyer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/01/2006HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/24/2006HouseSubcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Discharged.
04/06/2006HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
04/05/2006HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/29/2006HouseReferred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
03/29/2006HouseReferred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
03/29/2006HouseReferred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
03/29/2006HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (205)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-4]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Chocola, Chris [R-IN-2]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-6]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-19]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Sodrel, Michael E. [R-IN-9]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-5]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Kline, John [R-MN-2]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6]* 03/29/2006
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Schwarz, John J.H. "Joe" [R-MI-7]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Rogers, Mike D. [R-AL-3]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Brown, Henry E., Jr. [R-SC-1]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Ryun, Jim [R-KS-2]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Davis, Geoff [R-KY-4]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Musgrave, Marilyn N. [R-CO-4]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-9]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Porter, Jon C. [R-NV-3]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-17]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51]* 03/29/2006
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8]* 03/29/2006
Rep. Hart, Melissa A. [R-PA-4] 03/30/2006
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 03/30/2006
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-5] 03/30/2006
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 03/30/2006
Rep. Herseth, Stephanie [D-SD-At Large] 03/30/2006
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-46] 03/30/2006
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11] 03/30/2006
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3] 03/30/2006
Rep. Alexander, Rodney [R-LA-5] 03/30/2006
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 04/05/2006
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 04/05/2006
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-4] 04/05/2006
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 04/05/2006
Rep. Boozman, John [R-AR-3] 04/05/2006
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2] 04/05/2006
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 04/05/2006
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 04/05/2006
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 04/05/2006
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 04/05/2006
Rep. Gingrey, Phil [R-GA-11] 04/05/2006
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 04/05/2006
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 04/05/2006
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22] 04/05/2006
Rep. Simpson, Michael K. [R-ID-2] 04/05/2006
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 04/05/2006
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 04/05/2006
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 04/05/2006
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-24] 04/06/2006
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 04/06/2006
Rep. Miller, Brad [D-NC-13] 04/06/2006
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] 04/06/2006
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] 04/06/2006
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 04/06/2006
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 04/06/2006
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 04/06/2006
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 04/06/2006
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43] 04/06/2006
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3] 04/06/2006
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 04/06/2006
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 04/06/2006
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 04/06/2006
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 04/06/2006
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34] 04/06/2006
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38] 04/06/2006
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 04/06/2006
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25] 04/06/2006
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 04/06/2006
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 04/06/2006
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 04/06/2006
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4] 04/06/2006
Rep. Otter, C. L. (Butch) [R-ID-1] 04/06/2006
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 04/06/2006
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 04/06/2006
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 04/06/2006
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 04/06/2006
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 04/06/2006
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7] 04/06/2006
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 04/06/2006
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 04/06/2006
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 04/06/2006
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 04/06/2006
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 04/06/2006
Rep. Putnam, Adam H. [R-FL-12] 04/06/2006
Rep. Brown-Waite, Ginny [R-FL-5] 04/06/2006
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 04/06/2006
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 04/25/2006
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 04/25/2006
Rep. Reynolds, Thomas M. [R-NY-26] 04/25/2006
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 04/25/2006
Rep. Bradley, Jeb [R-NH-1] 04/25/2006
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14] 04/25/2006
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 04/25/2006
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 04/25/2006
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 04/25/2006
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/25/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39] 04/25/2006
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 04/25/2006
Rep. Marshall, Jim [D-GA-3] 04/25/2006
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 04/25/2006
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 04/25/2006
Rep. Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [R-PA-8] 04/25/2006
Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] 04/25/2006
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 04/25/2006
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 04/25/2006
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 04/25/2006
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 04/25/2006
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 04/25/2006
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 04/25/2006
Rep. Case, Ed [D-HI-2] 04/25/2006
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2] 04/25/2006
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24] 04/25/2006
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 04/25/2006
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Mario [R-FL-25] 04/25/2006
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-44] 04/25/2006
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-7] 04/25/2006
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 04/25/2006
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 04/25/2006
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15] 04/25/2006
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 04/25/2006
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 04/25/2006
Rep. Bonner, Jo [R-AL-1] 04/25/2006
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 04/25/2006
Rep. Campbell, John [R-CA-48] 04/27/2006
Rep. Peterson, John E. [R-PA-5] 04/27/2006
Rep. Miller, Gary G. [R-CA-42] 04/27/2006
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11] 04/27/2006
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 04/27/2006
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 04/27/2006
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 04/27/2006
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10] 05/02/2006
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 05/02/2006
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5] 05/02/2006
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1] 05/02/2006
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 05/02/2006
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 05/02/2006
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-47] 05/02/2006
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 05/02/2006
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 05/02/2006
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13] 05/02/2006
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 05/03/2006
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 05/03/2006
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 05/03/2006
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 05/03/2006
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 05/03/2006
Rep. Davis, Jo Ann [R-VA-1] 05/03/2006
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-26] 05/04/2006
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 05/04/2006
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 05/04/2006
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10] 05/04/2006
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 05/04/2006
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 05/04/2006
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 05/09/2006
Rep. Murphy, Tim [R-PA-18] 05/09/2006
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 05/09/2006
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 05/09/2006
Rep. Shuster, Bill [R-PA-9] 05/09/2006
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6] 05/09/2006
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 05/09/2006
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-23] 05/09/2006
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 05/09/2006
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 05/09/2006
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 05/09/2006
Rep. Boyd, Allen [D-FL-2] 05/09/2006
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33] 05/09/2006
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7] 05/09/2006
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 05/09/2006
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 05/09/2006
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 05/09/2006
Rep. Drake, Thelma D. [R-VA-2] 05/09/2006
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 05/09/2006
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 05/09/2006
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 05/09/2006
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 05/09/2006
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 05/09/2006
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 05/09/2006
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 05/09/2006
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8] 05/09/2006
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 05/09/2006
Rep. Cantor, Eric [R-VA-7] 05/09/2006
Rep. Schmidt, Jean [R-OH-2] 05/09/2006
Rep. Melancon, Charlie [D-LA-3] 05/09/2006
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 05/09/2006

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs03/29/2006 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs04/05/2006 Referred to
04/06/2006 Hearings by
04/24/2006 Discharged from
House Judiciary03/29/2006 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security05/01/2006 Referred to

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Latest Summary (4)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 109-228 (05/29/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on May 24, 2006. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act - Prohibits a demonstration on the property of a cemetery under the control of the National Cemetery Administration or on the property of Arlington National Cemetery unless the demonstration has been approved by the cemetery superintendent or the director of the property on which the cemetery is located. Prohibits, with respect to such a cemetery, a demonstration during the period beginning 60 minutes before and ending 60 minutes after a funeral, memorial service, or ceremony is held, any part of which demonstration: (1) takes place within 150 feet of a road, pathway, or other route of ingress to or egress from such cemetery property and includes, as part of such demonstration, any individual willfully making or assisting in the making of any noise or diversion that disturbs or tends to disturb the peace or good order of the funeral, memorial service, or ceremony; or (2) is within 300 feet of such cemetery and impedes the access to or egress from such cemetery.

Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for violations of such prohibitions.

Expresses the sense of Congress that each state should enact legislation to restrict demonstrations near any military funeral.