Rep. Darrell Issa, Republican from California, introduced House Concurrent Resolution 245 on Sept. 15, 2005. It expressed the sense of Congress that the United States Supreme Court should speedily find the use of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools to be consistent with the Constitution of the United States. On Sept. 29, 2005 the bill passed the House of Representatives by roll call vote. The vote was held under a suspension of the rules to cut debate short and pass the bill, needing a two-thirds majority. On Sep 30, 2005 it was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
House Concurrent Resolution 245 resolved by the House of Representatives, "That it is the sense of the Congress that--
(1) judicial rulings by the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th and 9th circuits have split on the issue of whether the Constitution allows the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in schools;
(2) the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th circuit correctly finds the Constitution does allow such a recitation; and
(3) the United States Supreme Court should at the earliest opportunity resolve this conflict among the circuits in a manner which recognizes the importance and Constitutional propriety of the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance by school children."