H.Con.Res. 253 (109th): Expressing the sense of the Congress that reciting the pledge of allegiance by students attending public schools contributes to the moral foundation of our Nation and urging the Supreme Court to uphold the pledge’s constitutionality.


Sep 27, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 27, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Henry Bonilla
Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district


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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2005
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Summary (CRS)
9/27/2005--Introduced.Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the national pledge of allegiance recited by public school students is constitutional under the First Amendment to the Constitution; and (2) the Supreme ...

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The “H.Con.Res.” in “H.Con.Res. 253” means this is a House concurrent resolution in the United States Congress. A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.

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Sep 27, 2005


13 cosponsors (12R, 1D) (show)
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