This resolution would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. can achieve a more perfect union by avoiding “government speech” that promotes or displays symbols, signs, and vestiges of racism, oppression, and intimidation at all levels of government (such as the Confederate flag). It states that such symbols “promote division and tear at the fabric of the American society” and that by discontinuing the use of such symbols it would promote tolerance and unity.
“Government speech” is a constitutional law doctrine which holds that the government isn’t required to be viewpoint neutral when it is the speaker. For example, under the First Amendment the government can’t deny a group the right to hold a rally in a park, but it can decline to include their views in programs at public schools.
As a simple resolution, this legislation wouldn’t advance to the Senate if passed by the House and wouldn’t have the force of law.