H.J.Res. 19 (113th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States giving Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.


Jan 18, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 18, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jo Ann Emerson

Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

1/18/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Grants Congress the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 18, 2013

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 19”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


4 cosponsors (4R) (show)
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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 13 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 2011

H.J.Res. 47 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 22, 2013

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