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Key Votes

H Con Res 31 - Display of the Ten Commandments - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Steve Rothman voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation-Resolution.

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Note

NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

Stage Details

Legislation-Resolution - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (295-125) - (Key vote)

Title: Display of the Ten Commandments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a resolution declaring the sense of Congress that the public display of the Ten Commandments should be permitted in government offices and courthouses.

Highlights:
  • States that the Ten Commandments have "a significant impact on the development of the fundamental legal principles of Western Civilization" by setting a code of moral conduct and promoting respect for the laws of the United States.
  • States that the Ten Commandments are a "declaration of fundamental principles that are the cornerstones of a fair and just society".
  • States that the public display of the Ten Commandments should be permitted in government offices and courthouses.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Display of the Ten Commandments

Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A NON-BINDING CONCURRENT RESOLUTION. IT IS NOT SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT AND THEREFORE DOES NOT HOLD THE WEIGHT OF LAW.

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Robert Laurence 'Bob' Barr Jr. (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert L. 'Sonny' Callahan (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Helen P. Chenoweth-Hage (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert R. 'Bob' Riley (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James E. Rogan (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim R. Ryun (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Scarborough (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Schaffer (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
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