H.J.RES.10: 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.

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Bill Cosponsors

197 (41 Democrats, 157 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Constitutional Amendment - Grants Congress power to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag.

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Subcommittee on the Constitution Discharged.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported by the Yeas and Nays: 17 - 9.
Reported by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 109-131.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 76.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 330 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 10 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. During consideration of H.J. Res. 10 pursuant to H. Res. 330, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the joint resolution to a time designated by the Speaker.
Rule H. Res. 330 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 330.
Rule provides for consideration of H.J. Res. 10 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order. During consideration of H.J. Res. 10 pursuant to H. Res. 330, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the joint resolution to a time designated by the Speaker.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with two hours of debate on H.J. Res. 10.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 330, the House proceeded with one hour of debate on the Watt amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Mr. Taylor (MS) moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary.
Mr. Sensenbrenner raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Sensenbrenner stated that the instructions contained in the motion to recommit with instructions were not germane to the joint resolution. Sustained by the Chair.
Point of order sustained against the motion to recommit with instructions.
Mr. Taylor (MS) appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.
By voice vote, the Chair announced that the noes had prevailed on the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair.
Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to table appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
On motion to table appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 194 (Roll no. 294).
Mr. Sensenbrenner raised a point of order against the motion to recommit with instructions. Mr. Sensenbrenner stated that the instructions contained in the motion to recommit seek to add an amendment which is not germane. Sustained by the Chair.
Mr. Sensenbrenner moved table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair.
On motion table the appeal of the ruling of the Chair Agreed to by recorded vote: 222 - 190 (Roll no. 295).
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 286 - 130 (Roll no. 296).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Jan. 25, 2005

Introduced in the House by Randy 'Duke' Cunningham (R-Calif.)

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