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H.J.Res. 9 (114th): 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.

About the resolution

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 it should be illegal. They have sponsored H.J.Res. 9 in the House and S.J.Res. 21 in the Senate, which would propose a constitutional amendment banning the ...

Sponsor and status

Steve Womack

Sponsor. Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

Jan 6, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 6, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

History

Jan 6, 2015
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.J.Res. 9 (114th) was 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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