|Sponsor||Rep. Obey, David R.|
|Committee||Oversight and Government Reform|
|Date||April 21, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Con.Res. 255 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. David Obey (D-WI) on March 19, 2010.
H.Con.Res. 255 would resolve that Congress commemorates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and honors the founder of Earth Day, the late Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.
According to the resolution's findings, Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day, which was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, by 20 million people across the United States, making the celebration the largest environmental grassroots event in history at that time.