H.CON.RES.281: Celebrating the birth of Abraham Lincoln and recognizing the prominence the Declaration of Independence played in the development of Abraham Lincoln's beliefs.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about law
  • Introduced Jan. 23, 2008
  • Latest Major Action Feb. 13, 2008

Bill Summary

Requests that the President issue a proclamation each year recognizing the anniversary of the birth of President Abraham Lincoln.Encourages state and local governments and local educational agencies to devote sufficient time to study and appreciate the reverence and respect Abraham Lincoln had for the significance and importance of the Declaration of Independence in the development of American history, jurisprudence, and the spread of freedom...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Mr. Butterfield moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 281.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 357 - 0 (Roll no. 45).
Received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Jan. 23, 2008

Introduced in the House by Donald Manzullo (R-Ill.)

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