Last updated on: 6/30/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Senate Resolution 243 Overview

I. Summary

II. Co-Sponsors

III. Related Links

I. Summary

Sen. Jim Talent, Republican from Missouri, introduced Senate Resolution 243 on Sep 15, 2005 expressing support for the Pledge of Allegiance to the Senate where it was considered, and agreed to, without amendment, and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

Senate Resolution 243 resolved

“SEC. 1. That the Senate strongly disapproves of the September 14, 2005, decision by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Newdow, et al. v. The Congress of the United States of America, et al.

SEC. 2. That the Senate authorizes and instructs the Senate Legal Counsel to continue to cooperate fully with the Attorney General in this case in order to vigorously defend the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance.”

See the full text of Senate Resolution 243 (PDF)

II. Co-Sponsors

Senator’s Name State Party Date of Co-Sponsorship
George Allen VA Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Samuel Brownback KS Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Jim Bunning KY Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Conrad Burns MT Republican Sept. 15, 2005
John Cornyn TX Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Jim DeMint SC Republican Sept. 15, 2005
John Ensign NV Republican Sept. 15, 2005
William Frist TN Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Charles Grassley IA Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Jon Kyl AZ Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Trent Lott MS Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Mel Martinez FL Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Mitch McConnell KY Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Richard Santorum PA Republican Sept. 15, 2005
Ted Stevens AK Republican Sept. 15, 2005
John Thune SD Republican Sept. 15, 2005

 

III. Related Links

1. Read the full text of Senate Resolution 243 (PDF)

2. See related resolutions Senate Resolution 244 and House Resolution 453.

3. Research the Congressional Actions on the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Pledge of Allegiance History 1887-Today