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U.S. Lawmakers pushing to keep Christmas in the capitol

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WASHINGTON, DC (WECT) – New legislation was introduced earlier this week up on Capitol Hill, pushing for all season greetings to be accepted without judgment.

Rep. Doug Lamborn, R- CO, introduced a non-binding House resolution against attempts to ban references to Christmas. There are 36 cosponsors including local Representative Mike McIntyre, D-NC. McIntyre and Nick Rahall, D-WV, were the only two Democrats to cosponsor the bill.

"To substituting time-honored greetings like 'Merry Christmas' with empty phrases such as 'Happy Holidays' -- I say bah humbug," Rahall said. "There's nothing wrong with publicly recognizing the religious nature and true meaning of Christmas, especially for a nation like ours founded on the principles of religious freedom and free speech."

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