Rep. Steve Israel, Democrat from New York, introduced House Resolution 466 on June 26, 2002 expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools is constitutional, that the Congress deplores the decision of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and that the House of Representatives encourages every American to start their day by reciting the Pledge. It was then submitted to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution.
House Resolution 466 resolves, "That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that--
(1) reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools and other public places is constitutional;
(2) the decision of the 9th United States Circuit Court of Appeals is wrong, erroneous, deplorable, and should be overturned by the United States Supreme Court; and
(3) Americans of every age should be encouraged to begin their day by reciting the following Pledge: I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."