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Text of Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use ...

...protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.

This resolution was introduced on December 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 7, 2011 (Introduced).

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IV

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 489

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 7, 2011

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.

Whereas Christmas is a national holiday celebrated on December 25; and

Whereas the Framers intended that the First Amendment of the Constitution, in prohibiting the establishment of religion, would not prohibit any mention of religion or reference to God in civic dialog: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

recognizes the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas;

(2)

strongly disapproves of attempts to ban references to Christmas; and

(3)

expresses support for the use of these symbols and traditions by those who celebrate Christmas.