H.R. 5037 - Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

Veterans. 109th Congress (2005-2006) View bill details
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Summary:
This bill would prohibit demonstrations from taking place at Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries under control of the National Cemetery Administration without the direct consent of authorized personnel. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on May 24, 2006.

Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

H.R. 5037 — 109th Congress (2005–2006)

Summary
This bill would prohibit demonstrations from taking place at Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries under control of the National Cemetery Administration without the direct consent of authorized personnel. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend titles 38 and 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Military Funeral Demonstrations bill
  • Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act
  • Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act
  • Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act
  • Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act
Sponsor
Mike Rogers
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Veterans
  • Armed forces
  • Civil liberties
  • Criminal justice
  • Defense policy
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Military cemeteries and funerals
  • Picketing
  • Public demonstrations
  • State and local government
  • State laws
  • Virginia
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Major Actions
Introduced3/29/2006
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Passed House5/09/2006
Passed Senate5/24/2006
Signed by President5/29/2006
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 5037 Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act - Under Suspension of the Rules5/09/2006This bill PASSED the House
408 voted YES 3 voted NO 21 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 4187 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.5/24/2006PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.5/24/2006PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/29/2006
3/29/2006Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
3/29/2006Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
3/29/2006Referred to House Judiciary
4/05/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
4/06/2006Subcommittee Hearings Held.
4/24/2006Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Discharged.
5/01/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
5/09/2006DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5037.
5/09/2006Mr. Buyer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
5/09/2006Considered under suspension of the rules.
5/09/2006At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
5/09/2006Considered as unfinished business.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage5/09/2006On Passage - House - H.R. 5037 Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act - Under Suspension of the Rules
5/10/2006Received in the Senate, read twice.
5/24/2006Amendment SA 4187 proposed by Senator Frist for Senator Craig.
select this voteVote5/24/2006Amendment SA 4187 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage5/24/2006Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
5/24/2006Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
5/24/2006Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President5/24/2006Cleared for White House.
5/25/2006Mr. Buyer moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
5/25/2006DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5037.
5/25/2006On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.
Presented to President5/25/2006Presented to President.
Signed5/29/2006Signed by President.
Enacted5/29/2006Became Public Law No: 109-228.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 4187Craig, Larry [R-ID]May 24, 2006Passed by voice vote on May 23, 2006.

In the nature of a substitute.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

188 times as much
$59,742,625
$273,603
$60,016,228
$318,494
$318,494

opposed this bill

9 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

9 organizations supported this bill

American Center for Law and Justice
American Legion
AMVETS
Arlington National Cemetery
Blinded Veterans Association
Disabled American Veterans
The Patriotic Gaurd
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Vietnam Veterans of America

2 organizations opposed this bill

American Civil Liberties Union
Westboro Baptist Church

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2001 – December 31, 2006.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$130,750$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$436,094$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$124,101$4,000Yes
George AllenRVA$799,978$5,000Yes
Max BaucusDMT$489,838$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,416,357$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$127,276$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$2,638,313$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$407,047$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$437,169$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,226,970$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$100,469$31,000Yes
Jim BunningRKY$245,884$0Yes
Conrad BurnsRMT$283,306$100Yes
Richard BurrRNC$496,521$6,694Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$221,176$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,404,260$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$365,036$0Yes
Lincoln ChafeeRRI$214,236$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$450,822$2,000Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$3,847,741$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$80,351$11,800Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$112,871$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$465,666$32,933Yes
Susan CollinsRME$187,446$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$445,825$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,087,968$1,500Yes
Larry CraigRID$91,703$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$119,381$0Yes
Mark DaytonDMN$68,130$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$482,968$11,400Yes
Mike DeWineROH$878,608$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$729,322$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$455,894$4,001Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$156,023$2,000Yes
Byron DorganDND$286,739$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,217,233$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$260,095$100Yes
Mike EnziRWY$33,401$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$700,898$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$654,091$0Yes
Bill FristRTN$-1,000$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,175,045$4,350Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$327,890$1,000Yes
Judd GreggRNH$112,137$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$89,150$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$618,015$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$437,080$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$645,754$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$106,372$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$141,843$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$563,007$0Yes
Jim JeffordsIVT$46,915$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$490,926$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$928,148$0Yes
John KerryDMA$735,182$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$728,395$100Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$984,671$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$286,998$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$452,750$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$361,095$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,075,756$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$371,172$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$160,397$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$350,715$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$934,642$46,644Yes
John McCainRAZ$127,475$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$436,846$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,868,952$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$257,636$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$195,345$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$643,966$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$430,144$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,430,098$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$2,159,157$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$765,943$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$189,233$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$915,163$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$59,461$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$385,300$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$1,141,701$0Yes
Rick SantorumRPA$1,236,714$19,425Yes
Paul SarbanesDMD$24,350$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,834,325$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$332,053$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$772,562$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$290,532$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$143,335$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$2,267,592$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,201,898$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$202,458$0Yes
John SununuRNH$180,689$0Yes
Jim TalentRMO$915,756$38,653Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$32,415$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$553,231$84,644Yes
David VitterRLA$513,687$10,150Yes
George VoinovichROH$531,553$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$149,700$1,000Yes
Ron WydenDOR$325,446$0Yes

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$130,750$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$436,094$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$124,101$4,000Yes
George AllenRVA$799,978$5,000Yes
Max BaucusDMT$489,838$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,416,357$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$127,276$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$2,638,313$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$407,047$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$437,169$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,226,970$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$100,469$31,000Yes
Jim BunningRKY$245,884$0Yes
Conrad BurnsRMT$283,306$100Yes
Richard BurrRNC$496,521$6,694Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$221,176$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$1,404,260$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$365,036$0Yes
Lincoln ChafeeRRI$214,236$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$450,822$2,000Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$3,847,741$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$80,351$11,800Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$112,871$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$465,666$32,933Yes
Susan CollinsRME$187,446$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$445,825$0Yes
John CornynRTX$1,087,968$1,500Yes
Larry CraigRID$91,703$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$119,381$0Yes
Mark DaytonDMN$68,130$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$482,968$11,400Yes
Mike DeWineROH$878,608$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$729,322$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$455,894$4,001Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$156,023$2,000Yes
Byron DorganDND$286,739$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$1,217,233$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$260,095$100Yes
Mike EnziRWY$33,401$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$700,898$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$654,091$0Yes
Bill FristRTN$-1,000$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,175,045$4,350Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$327,890$1,000Yes
Judd GreggRNH$112,137$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$89,150$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$618,015$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$437,080$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$645,754$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$106,372$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$141,843$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$563,007$0Yes
Jim JeffordsIVT$46,915$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$490,926$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$928,148$0Yes
John KerryDMA$735,182$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$728,395$100Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$984,671$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$286,998$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$452,750$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$361,095$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$1,075,756$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$371,172$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$160,397$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$350,715$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$934,642$46,644Yes
John McCainRAZ$127,475$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$436,846$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,868,952$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$257,636$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$195,345$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$643,966$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$430,144$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,430,098$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$2,159,157$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$765,943$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$189,233$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$915,163$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$59,461$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$385,300$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$1,141,701$0Yes
Rick SantorumRPA$1,236,714$19,425Yes
Paul SarbanesDMD$24,350$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,834,325$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$332,053$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$772,562$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$290,532$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$143,335$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$2,267,592$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,201,898$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$202,458$0Yes
John SununuRNH$180,689$0Yes
Jim TalentRMO$915,756$38,653Yes
Craig ThomasRWY$32,415$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$553,231$84,644Yes
David VitterRLA$513,687$10,150Yes
George VoinovichROH$531,553$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$149,700$1,000Yes
Ron WydenDOR$325,446$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$59,742,625
Military$273,603

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Christian Conservative$318,494
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