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H.J.Res. 65 (116th): 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.

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Steve Womack

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

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jun 13, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 13, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


19 Cosponsors (19 Republicans)


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What legislators are saying

Womack Reintroduces Constitutional Amendment to Protect the U.S. Flag
    — Rep. Steve Womack [R-AR3] (Sponsor) on Jun 14, 2019

<span class='\"kicker\"'>Smiths 15th veterans bill becomes lawVFW, Sierra Club praised bill</span>'President Trump signs Smiths outdoor therapy vets legislation into law'
    — Rep. Christopher “Chris” Smith [R-NJ4] on Dec 7, 2020

Amata Cosponsors Constitutional Amendment to Protect the U.S. Flag
    — Rep. Aumua Amata Radewagen [R-AS] on Sep 9, 2019

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Jun 13, 2019

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

H.J.Res. 65 (116th) 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 65. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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