H.R. 268 (111th): To amend title 10, United States Code, to ensure that every military chaplain has the prerogative to close a prayer outside of a religious service according to the dictates of the chaplain’s own conscience.


Jan 7, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Walter Jones Jr.

Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district



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1/7/2009--Introduced.Authorizes a military chaplain, if called upon to lead a prayer outside of a religious service, to close the prayer according to the dictates of the chaplain's conscience. Read more >

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Jan 7, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 268”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


38 cosponsors (36R, 2D) (show)
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H.R. 6514 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 16, 2008

H.R. 343 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2013

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