Vote Chart:2005-2006 flag burning amendment House votes
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The flag burning amendment passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 22, 2005. The vote was 286-130 in favor, with Democrats voting against by 77-117 and Republicans voting in favor by 209-12.  (Washington Post vote analysis.)
There was one amendment to the amendment offered by Rep. Melvin Watt (D-N.C.). The amendment would have altered the constitutional amendment to require that any future ban on flag desecration authorized under the constitutional amendment still be consistent with the original First Amendment. (Amendment text.) The amendement to the amendment failed by a vote of 129-279, with Democrats voting in favor by 125-66 and Republicans voting against by 3-213.