H.J.Res. 9: 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.

Burning the American flag has always been one of the most shocking and controversial means of protest, from hippies in the 1960s to today, with ananti-Trump flag-burning demonstration outside the Republican National Convention last month. Is the action an acceptable form of free speech, or should it be illegal?

Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR3) and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) think ...

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Jan 6, 2015


Referred to Committee on Jan 6, 2015

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 6, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Steve Womack

Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015
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Jan 6, 2015

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H.J.Res. 9 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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.

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