S.J.Res. 21: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

Introduced:

Jul 30, 2015

Status:

Referred to Committee on Jul 30, 2015

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on July 30, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Sponsor:

David Vitter

Senior Senator from Louisiana

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2015
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

2% chance of being enacted or passed (details)

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 ...

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History

Jul 30, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

 
Reported by Committee

 
Passed Senate

 
Passed House

 
Ratified by State Legislatures

This page is about a 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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