H.Res. 397 (111th): Affirming the rich spiritual and religious history of our Nation’s founding and subsequent history and expressing support for designation of the first week in May as “America’s Spiritual Heritage Week” for the appreciation of and education on America’s history of religious faith.

Introduced:
May 04, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Randy Forbes
Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 04, 2009
Length
16 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 253 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 05, 2011

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on May 4, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 04, 2009
Referred to Committee May 04, 2009
 
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Cosponsors
82 cosponsors (76R, 6D) (show)
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5/4/2009--Introduced.
Declares that the House of Representatives:
(1) affirms the rich spiritual and diverse religious history of our nation's founding and subsequent history, including up to today;
(2) recognizes that the religious foundations of faith on which America was built are critical underpinnings of our nation's most valuable institutions;
(3) rejects any effort to remove, obscure, or omit such history from public buildings and educational resources; and
(4) expresses support for designation of an "America's Spiritual Heritage Week" every year.

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