Amending title 36, United States Code, to direct the President to issue an annual proclamation establishing Democracy Day.

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U.S. House of Representatives

2022-01-11

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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. J. RES. 68

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 11, 2022

Mr. Phillips

(for himself,

Mr. Crow

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Ms. Adams

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Mrs. Axne

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Mr. Blumenauer

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Ms. Blunt Rochester

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Mr. Cárdenas

,

Mr. Castro of Texas

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Mr. Cicilline

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Mr. Cohen

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Mr. Connolly

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Mr. Costa

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Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois

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Ms. Dean

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Ms. DelBene

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Ms. Escobar

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Mr. Gottheimer

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Mr. Green of Texas

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Mr. Grijalva

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Ms. Jackson Lee

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Mr. Johnson of Georgia

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Mr. Levin of Michigan

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Mr. Malinowski

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Ms. McCollum

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Mr. McNerney

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Mr. Moulton

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Mr. Neguse

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Ms. Norton

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Mr. Panetta

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Mr. Payne

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Mr. Quigley

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Ms. Stevens

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Mr. Suozzi

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Mr. Swalwell

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Mrs. Torres of California

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Mrs. Watson Coleman

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Mr. Welch

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Ms. Williams of Georgia

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Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania

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Mr. Sherman

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Mr. Jones

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Mr. DeSaulnier

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Ms. Spanberger

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Mr. San Nicolas

,

Mr. Peters

,

Mr. Bowman

,

Mr. Correa

,

Mrs. Bustos

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Mr. Carson

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Ms. Newman

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Mrs. Hayes

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Mr. Pallone

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Mr. Rush

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Mr. Larson of Connecticut

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Mr. Allred

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Mr. McGovern

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Ms. Schakowsky

, and

Mr. Foster

) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the

Committee on Oversight and Reform

JOINT RESOLUTION

Amending title 36, United States Code, to direct the President to issue an annual proclamation establishing Democracy Day.

Whereas, on January 6, 2021, insurrectionists carried out a violent attack against the United States Capitol in a failed attempt to disrupt and harm lawmakers certifying the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election;

Whereas the assault on the United States Capitol resulted in multiple deaths and physical harm to over 140 members of law enforcement;

Whereas the tremendous bravery displayed by United States Capitol Police officers and other uniformed law enforcement officers helped ensure the successful and democratic transition of presidential power;

Whereas the transition of presidential power has remained an unbroken tradition for more than 220 years and is a hallmark of American democracy;

Whereas democracy is fragile and requires eternal vigilance to maintain it; and

Whereas January 6 would be an appropriate day to designate as Democracy Day: Now, therefore, be it

1.

Designation of Democracy Day

Chapter 1

of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

146.

Democracy Day

The President shall issue each year a proclamation—

(1)

designating a day as Democracy Day;

(2)

calling on State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe Democracy Day with appropriate programs and activities; and

(3)

urging civil and educational authorities of States, counties, cities, and towns to observe Democracy Day through appropriate programs and activities.

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2.

Conforming amendment

The table of contents for

chapter 1

of title 36, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

146. Democracy Day.

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