Bill Name: Resolution for Celebrating the 220th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America
Bill Description: RESOLUTION
Celebrating the 220th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America, and for other purposes.

Whereas the Constitution of the United States of America was formally signed on September 17, 1787, by thirty-nine delegates from twelve States;

Whereas the Constitution of the United States was subsequently ratified by each of the original thirteen States;

Whereas the Constitution of the United States was drafted in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for citizens of the United States;

Whereas the liberties enjoyed by the citizens of the United States today are rooted in this cherished document that gave birth to this Nation;

Whereas the Constitution of the United States serves as the foundation for citizens of the United States to accomplish a level of prosperity, security, justice, and freedom unsurpassed by any other country;

Whereas the Constitution of the United States is a model for establishing freedom in other nations;

Whereas the Members of the House of Representatives take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States; and

Whereas September 17, 2007, is the 220th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) celebrates the 220th Anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States of America;

(2) honors the efforts of the forty-two delegates who attended the majority of the Constitutional Convention meetings and the thirty-nine signers of the Constitution of the United States;

(3) acknowledges the significance of the ideals established by the Constitution of the United States, including the principle of a limited federal government with a system of checks and balances between the three branches;

(4) recognizes the Constitution of the United States as the source responsible for our Nation's ability to withstand calamity and preserve national stability, or as Thomas Jefferson wrote: `Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution.'; and

(5) encourages the citizens of the United States of America, who have the privilege to share in the freedoms recognized in the Constitution of the United States, to join with the House of Representatives in this historic celebration.

Respectfully submitted,

Rep. nvnf (D-NY)

Co-sponsors:

Sen. valiant2 (D-CO)
Rep. nicvaliant (D-MA)
Rep. nic2 (R-TX)
Rep. nicvaliant2 (R-CA)


Bill Author: nvnf (D-NY)
Aye: 64
Nay: 12
Present: 13

Senators voting Aye:
Scott (R-AL)
Ralph Alan (R-AL)
Addison McConnell (R-AK)
hefman08 (D-AZ)
Beth Ariane (D-AR)
Mike Huckabee (R-AR)
Eduardo Ramirez (D-CA)
Tony Brannowich (R-CO)
Senator Joshua Miller (D-CO)
NebulaState (D-CT)
Christopher Richards (D-FL)
bigonesen5 (D-HI)
Matthew Faustini ID2 (R-ID)
Bobby Kennedy (D-IL)
It'sbucket (R-IN)
Danforth Quayle (R-IN)
GodHatesHuskies.com (D-IA)
ZapR (R-IA)
Joao KS (D-KS)
Eddie N Mason (R-KS)
FVPIX (R-KY)
Zap Rowsdower. (R-KY)
Drew Brees (R-LA)
Crimson Maine (R-ME)
Miles Porter (D-ME)
Krispy (D-MD)
Roseanne Connor (G-MA)
Michael Jay (D-MN)
Michael Jay 2 (D-MN)
Angela Merkel (R-MS)
Nathan Fletcher (R-MO)
Crimson Cardinal, Jr. (R-MO)
NebulaWorld (D-MT)
DeRoyalgop (R-NE)
Martin (R-NH)
Ed Diaz (D-NJ)
EldridgeDemNM (D-NM)
Stetson Kennedy (D-NC)
Andy Griffith (R-NC)
Thor (L-ND)
Sen Andrew Min OK (R-OK)
VitterOk (R-OK)
Chas Wyden (D-OR)
Elos (D-OR)
John Winters (D-PA)
Frank Rizzo (D-PA)
Tony Benn (D-RI)
Degree1 (D-RI)
Robert Ingersol (D-SC)
RedBishop (R-SC)
StinkyBoy (R-SD)
Bill Buckner (R-SD)
FVPXXIV (R-TN)
RoB-TN (R-TN)
Eleden, Texas Rapist (D-TX)
Sen Andrew Min Ar (R-UT)
Progressivevoice (D-VT)
Harry Byrd (D-VA)
southergentleman (R-VA)
Ann Baker (R-WV)
Helper Seat (R-WI)
William H. Rehnquist (R-WI)
Sox Marshal (R-WY)
The Tick (R-WY)

Senators voting Nay:
Wyatt Earp (D-AZ)
Dr. Frank Drake (D-CA)
Reaper (D-GA)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Quien es (D-MS)
elpmet (D-NE)
UsamaBinForgotted (D-NV)
Jed Bartlet (D-NH)
BillRichardson (D-NM)
Stryker (D-OH)
dzeggetai returns (R-OH)
dziggetai (R-TX)

Senators answering "Present":
Matthew Faustini A1 (R-AK)
Elvish Magi (D-FL)
James Gunn (D-ID)
M. Broussard (R-LA)
Michael Schroeder (D-MA)
Mike Bond MI (D-MI)
Chas Ford (D-MI)
Mike Bond NJ (D-NJ)
Senator Elvish Magi (D-NY)
James B. Weaver (D-NY)
D. Hobson (R-ND)
David Miller (D-WA)
Martin Ogasawara (D-WA)

Senators not voting yet:
paragon12321 (D-CT)
Jeremiah Jay (D-DE)
Jack A. Jay (D-DE)
JoCaVa4 (D-GA)
Alice Paul (D-HI)
paragon12322 (D-IL)
Sod-Off Baldrick (D-MT)
Mitchell Miller (D-NV)
Juin (R-UT)
Progressivevoice jr. (D-VT)
Joker of the East (R-WV)