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

Dec 06, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Steve King
Representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district
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Dec 11, 2007
2 pages

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

Introduced Dec 06, 2007
Referred to Committee Dec 06, 2007
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Dec 11, 2007

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

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

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12/11/2007--Passed House amended.
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 of Christians and Christianity in the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization.
Rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians.
Expresses support for and respect to Christians in the United States and throughout the world.

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