H.Res. 1279 (111th): Calling for an appeal of the ruling which found the National Day of Prayer to be unconstitutional and expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the institution of an annual National Day of Prayer.


Apr 20, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on April 20, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Todd Tiahrt

Representative for Kansas's 4th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

4/20/2010--Introduced.Encourages Attorney General Eric Holder to appeal the ruling by United States District Judge Barbara Crabb that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.Reaffirms the commitment of the House of ... Read more >

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Apr 20, 2010

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 1279”). 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.


54 cosponsors (54R) (show)
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