H.R. 2679 – Veterans’ Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2006

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday September 25, 2006.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 229-177 on Tuesday September 26, 2006.
MANAGERS: GINGREY/MCGOVERN
109th Congress
2nd Session
H.RES. 1038 
[Report No. 109-678]

H.R. 2679 – Veterans’ Memorials, Boy Scouts, Public Seals, and Other Public Expressions of Religion Protection Act of 2006 

1. Closed rule.

2. Provides one hour of debate in the House equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on the Judiciary.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute as reported by the Committee on the Judiciary shall be considered as adopted.

5. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2679) to amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials that results from the threat that potential litigants may seek damages and attorney's fees. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on the Judiciary now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on the Judiciary; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.