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Sen. Mary Landrieu, Democrat from Louisiana, introduced Senate Joint Resolution 39 on June 26, 2002. This joint resolution proposed an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to the reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance and on United States currency. It was then submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. On July 15, 2002 it was referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Senate Joint Resolution 39 resolved, “by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within 7 years after the date of its submission by the Congress:
SECTION 1. A reference to God in the Pledge of Allegiance or on United States currency shall not be construed as affecting the establishment of religion under the first article of amendment of this Constitution.
SECTION 2. Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
See the full text of Senate Joint Resolution 39 (PDF)
|Senator’s Name||State||Party||Date of Co-Sponsorship|
|George Allen||VA||Republican||June 26, 2003|