H.R. 235 (108th): Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act


Jan 8, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 8, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Walter Jones Jr.

Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 8, 2003
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect the religious free exercise and free speech rights of churches and other houses of worship.

Summary (CRS)

1/8/2003--Introduced.Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to state that churches and other houses of worship shall not lose such designation because of the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 8, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 235”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


167 cosponsors (164R, 3D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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