H.J.Res. 337 (101st): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress and the States to prohibit the act of desecration of the flag of the United States and to set criminal penalties for that act.


Jun 27, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 27, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gerald Solomon

Representative for New York's 24th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

6/27/1989--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Declares that the Congress and the States shall have power to prohibit the act of desecration of the U.S. flag and to set criminal penalties for that ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 27, 1989

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 337”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


140 cosponsors (111R, 29D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 31 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 3, 1991

H.J.Res. 348 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 29, 1989

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