New Cosponsor — Sep 20, 2010
New Cosponsor: Rep. Timothy Johnson [R-IL15, 2001-2012]
The resolution now has 141 cosponsors (139 Republicans, 2 Democrats).
Mar 31, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
This resolution was introduced on March 31, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district
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3/31/2009--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - States that the liberty of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.States that neither the United States nor any state ... Read more >
The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.J.Res. 97 (110th).
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. 42”). 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.
The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.
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