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 in a previous Congress

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.


Randy Forbes

Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 2, 2011
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

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. Read more >

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Jan 26, 2011

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Mar 17, 2011
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Nov 1, 2011
Passed House

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This is a House concurrent resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.Con.Res.” in “H.Con.Res. 13”). A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.


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

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree
Nov 1, 2011 6:55 p.m.
Passed 396/9

Related Bills
H.Con.Res. 274 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 5, 2010

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