Senate Concurrent Resolution 34
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A concurrent resolution affirming the importance of religious freedom as a fundamental human right that is essential to a free society and protected for all people of the United States under the Constitution of the United States, and recognizing the 234th anniversary of the enactment of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 15, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 15, 2020
Latest Action
Jan 15, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Concurrent Resolution
Concurrent Resolution
A form of legislative measure used for the regulation of business within both chambers of Congress, not for proposing changes in law. Depending on the chamber of origin, they begin with a designation of either H.Con.Res. or S.Con.Res. Joint resolutions and simple resolutions are other types of resolutions.
Bill Number
34
Congress
116
Policy Area
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues
Primary focus of measure is discrimination on basis of race, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, health or disability; First Amendment rights; due process and equal protection; abortion rights; privacy. Measures concerning abortion rights and procedures may fall under Health policy area.
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Summary

This concurrent resolution calls for honoring the 234th anniversary of the enactment of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on Religious Freedom Day, January 16, 2020.

The resolution affirms that

  • religious freedom includes the right of individuals of any faith and individuals of no faith to live, work, associate, and worship in accordance with their beliefs;
  • all people of the United States can be unified in supporting religious freedom because it is a fundamental human right; and
  • the American people will remain forever unshackled in matters of faith.
Text (1)
January 15, 2020
Actions (2)
01/15/2020
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR S249-250)
01/15/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 16, 2020 5:27:07 AM
Updated
Feb 21, 2020 5:27:16 AM