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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

07-HRes847 on Dec 6, 2007

Bill Sponsorship: recognizing Christianity's importance to western civilization
Source: Resolution on Importance of Christmas (H.Res.847)
  • Whereas Christmas is a holiday of great significance to Americans and many other cultures;
  • Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 Christians in the US, making Christianity the religion of over 3/4 of the population;
  • Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest religion in the world;
  • Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization;
  • Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its Judeo-Christian roots;
  • Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world;
  • Acknowledges the role played by Christians and Christianity in the founding of the US and in the formation of the western civilization; and
  • Rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the US and worldwide.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Question 4: Keep God in the public sphere Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Principles & Values
  • Headline: Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 9.
  • Headline: Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 9 on Reform: Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
    • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
    • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
    • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 07-HRes847

Nicholas Lampson s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Mike McIntyre s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 



Republicans participating in 07-HRes847

Todd Akin s1oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Michele Bachmann s1oMinnesota Republican 
Richard Hugh Baker s1oLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008) 
Gresham Barrett s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Rob Bishop s1oUtah Republican 
John Boozman s1oAR Republican Jr Senator 
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican 
Paul Broun s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Henry Brown s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Michael Burgess s1oTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
John Carter s1oTexas Republican 
Mike Conaway s1oTexas Republican 
David Davis s1oTennessee Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Geoff Davis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Thelma Drake s1oVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Randy Forbes s1oVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s1oNebraska Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1oArizona Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas Republican 
Robin Hayes s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jeb Hensarling s1oTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s1oOhio Republican 
Steve King s1pIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
John Kline s1oMinnesota Republican 
Randy Kuhl s1oNew York Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Ray LaHood s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Doug Lamborn s1oColorado Republican 
Dan Lungren s1oCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul s1oTexas Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s1oWashington Republican 
Jeff Miller s1oFlorida Republican 
Marilyn Musgrave s1oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1oTexas Republican 
Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ted Poe s1oTexas Republican 
Bill Sali s1oIdaho Republican (Unseated 2008) 
John Shadegg s1oArizona Republican 
Lamar Smith s1oTexas Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Todd Tiahrt s1oKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Tim Walberg s1oMichigan Republican 
Dave Weldon s1oFL Republican Senate Challenger (Lost primary) 
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 07-HRes847

Ginny Brown-Waite s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Tom Feeney s1oFlorida Former GOP 
Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 56
Independents: 3


















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