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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 637


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 30, 2017

Mr. Lamborn (for himself, Mr. King of Iowa, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia, Mr. Cole, Mr. Babin, Mr. Bost, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Norman, Mr. Aderholt, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Thomas J. Rooney of Florida, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Banks of Indiana, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Barr, Mr. Huizenga, Mr. Harris, Mr. Walberg, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Flores, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Allen, Mr. Williams, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Estes of Kansas, Mr. Gaetz, Mr. LaMalfa, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Harper, Mr. Walker, and Mrs. Hartzler) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.

    Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and

    Whereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment of the Constitution, in prohibiting the establishment of religion, would not prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialog: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas;

(2) strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and

(3) expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.