Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee on H.R. 2389 - Pledge Protection Act of 2005

Summary of Amendment Submitted to the Rules Committee on
H.R. 2389 - PLEDGE PROTECTION ACT OF 2005

(in alphabetical order)

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS

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Akin (MO)

#1

Adds language making it explicit that the Act is effective immediately and applies to all pending and future litigation.

Jackson-Lee (TX)

#2

Requires that Federal courts have jurisdiction when free exercise of religion is violated due to coerced or mandatory recitation of the Pledge.

Ryun (KS)

#4

Affirms that the Pledge of Allegiance should be protected in both form and substance, and that the Pledge of Allegiance should be recited in English.

Watt (NC)

#3

Preserves the authority of the United States Supreme Court to hear or decide any question pertaining to the interpretation of, or the validity under the Constitution of, the Pledge of Allegiance, as defined in 4 U.S.C. section 4, or its recitation.