House Republicans Fighting Back Against (Perceived) War On Christmas

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Congress has a $1.1 trillion budget bill to worry about, but more than 30 Republicans are taking time to fight back against the perceived war on Christmas.

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) introduced a resolution last week in the House of Representatives that declared the “symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected for use by those who celebrate Christmas.”

The resolution would not only “recognize the importance of the symbols and traditions of Christmas,” but would also “strongly disapprove of attempts to ban references to Christmas.”

The move comes after evangelicals had a strong reaction to Starbucks’ new holiday cup. The controversy began after Starbucks released just simple red cups for the holidays instead of cups with seasonal greetings or pictures on them. Some saw the move as another example of the “war on Christmas”

A resolution does not have the force of law and is merely meant to express the opinions of members of a particular congressional body. They are not signed by the president.

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Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.
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