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

Senate Resolution 244 Overview

I. Summary

II. Co-Sponsors

III. Related Links

I. Summary

Sen. Ken Salazar, Democrat from Colorado, introduced Senate Resolution 244 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 244 resolved,

“SEC. 1. That the Senate strongly disapproves of the U.S. District Court ruling in Newdow v. The Congress of the United States of America, et al., holding the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional.

SEC. 2. TThat 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 244 (PDF)

II. Co-Sponsors

Senator’s Name State Party Date of Co-Sponsorship
Thomas Carper DE Democrat Sept. 15, 2005
Gaylord Conrad ND Democrat Sept. 15, 2005
Jon Corzine NJ Democrat Sept. 15, 2005
Byron Dorgan ND Democrat Sept. 15, 2005
Herbert Kohl WI Democrat Sept. 15, 2005
Bill Nelson FL Democrat Sept. 15, 2005
Mark Pryor AR Democrat Sept. 15, 2005

 

III. Related Links

1. Read the full text of Senate Resolution 244 (PDF)

2. See related resolution Senate Resolution 243.

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

4. Pledge of Allegiance History 1887-Today