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H J Res 78 - Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment - Key Vote

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Bernie Sanders voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation-Joint Resolution.

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NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER OF CONGRESS, AND RATIFICATION BY THREE-FOURTHS OF THE STATE LEGISLATURES WITHIN SEVEN YEARS OF THE DATE THE AMENDMENT WAS SUBMITTED.

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Legislation-Joint Resolution - Joint Resolution Failed (House) (224-203) - (Key vote)

Title: Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a constitutional amendment to clarify that neither the U.S. nor the individual states can establish an official religion and that the people's right to pray or recognize their religious beliefs on public property shall not be infringed.

Highlights:
  • Allows the public to pray and recognize their religious beliefs on public property.
  • Bars the U.S. and the individual states from establishing an official religion.
  • Prohibits mandatory participation in prayer.
  • Requires equal recognition of all religious practices.
Legislation-Joint Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: Religious Freedom Constitutional Amendment

Sponsors

  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard K. 'Dick' Armey (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Laurence 'Bob' Barr Jr. (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert H. 'Herb' Bateman (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas K. 'Doug' Bereuter (NE - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Bliley Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roy Blunt (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry Bonilla (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sonny Bono (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert L. 'Sonny' Callahan (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Campbell (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chris Cannon (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clarence Saxby Chambliss (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Helen P. Chenoweth-Hage (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Lynn Christensen (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry Ed Combest (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Merrill A. Cook (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Cooksey (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Crapo (ID - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer B. Dunn (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vernon J. 'Vern' Ehlers (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jo Ann Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Terry Everett (AL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd H. Flake (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elton W. Gallegly (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. Gekas (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Gibbons (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Newton Leroy 'Newt' Gingrich (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Virgil H. Goode Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Porter J. Goss (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James V. Hansen (UT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Dennis 'Denny' Hastert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W.G. 'Bill' Hefner (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard A. 'Rick' Hill (MT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Kenny C. Hulshof (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Asa' Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher 'Chris' John (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John Richard Kasich (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay C. Kim (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray H. LaHood (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Largent (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Linder (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert L. 'Bob' Livingston (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. McIntosh (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Metcalf (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark W. Neumann (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Nussle (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael G. Oxley (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald C. 'Ron' Packard (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael 'Mike' Pappas (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Michael 'Mike' Parker (MS - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald Ernest 'Ron' Paul (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Paxon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Chip' Pickering Jr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard W. Pombo (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George P. Radanovich (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William T. 'Bill' Redmond (NM - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert R. 'Bob' Riley (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James E. Rogan (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Scarborough (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel L. 'Dan' Schaefer (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Schaffer (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • E.G. 'Bud' Shuster (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph R. 'Joe' Skeen (NM - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda A. Smith (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Vincent K. Snowbarger (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd Davidson Spence (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John R. Thune (SD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wesley 'Wes' Watkins (OK - R) (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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