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

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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: 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.

Title: Display of the Ten Commandments

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

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

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