H.Res. 847 (110th): Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.


Dec 6, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Agreed To (Simple Resolution) on Dec 11, 2007

This simple resolution was agreed to on December 11, 2007. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.


Steve King

Representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2007
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

Recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world.Acknowledges: (1) the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith; and (2) the role ... Read more >


Dec 6, 2007

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Dec 11, 2007
Agreed To

The resolution was passed in a vote in the House. A simple resolution is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Dec 11, 2007
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed).

This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 847”). A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.


60 cosponsors (58R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended
Dec 11, 2007 7:02 p.m.
Passed 372/9

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