PA House Unanimously Votes for Saccone Resolution Declaring 2012 as Year of the Bible
HARRISBURG—A resolution sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) to declare 2012 as the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted by the state House this week.

“As not only Pennsylvania, but the United States, continues to face great tests and challenges, House Resolution 535 serves as a reminder that we must look to our faith in God and the Holy Scripture to provide us with the strength, wisdom and courage to conquer these great trials,” said Saccone. “All over the Pennsylvania Capitol, one can easily see the tremendous influence that Christianity and the Bible have had over our founders and predecessors. These images and quotes illustrating the beliefs and morals that have shaped our great Commonwealth must never be forgotten.”

Supported by many members of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, legislation similar to House Resolution 535 was passed by the U.S. House and Senate to allow President Ronald Reagan to declare 1983 as the “Year of the Bible” at the national level.

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State Representative Rick Saccone
39th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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