H.Con.Res. 13 (112th): Reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States and supporting and encouraging the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.

Jan 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
Randy Forbes
Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Nov 02, 2011
3 pages
Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 274 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 05, 2010


This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 1, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Jan 26, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 26, 2011
Reported by Committee Mar 17, 2011
Passed House Nov 01, 2011

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
Nov 01, 2011 6:55 p.m.
Passed 396/9

64 cosponsors (60R, 4D) (show)

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

Senate Judiciary

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H.Con.Res. stands for House concurrent resolution.

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11/1/2011--Passed House without amendment.
Reaffirms "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States.
Encourages its display in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions.

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