H.J.Res. 12 (110th): Flag Desecration resolution


Jan 11, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 11, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Murtha

Representative for Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 11, 2007
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About the resolution

Full Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

Summary (CRS)

1/11/2007--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Grants Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 11, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 12”). 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.


72 cosponsors (53R, 19D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

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