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.


May 4, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

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


Randy Forbes

Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district



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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 ... Read more >

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May 4, 2009

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This is a House simple resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Res.” in “H.Res. 397”). 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.


82 cosponsors (76R, 6D) (show)
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Related Bills
H.Res. 253 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: May 5, 2011

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