|Sponsor||Rep. Halvorson, Deborah L.|
|Date||March 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.J.Res. 80 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, March 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Deborah Halvorson (D-IL) on March 4, 2010.
H.J.Res. 80 would resolve that Congress:
• "Expresses appreciation for the efforts of the Blinded Veterans Association in improving the rehabilitation services, education, and benefits for blinded veterans of the United States;
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Blinded Veterans Day; and
• "Calls upon the people of the United States to observe Blinded Veterans Day with appropriate programs and activities."
According to the resolution's findings, at 8:45 a.m. on March 28, 1945, 100 blinded members of the Armed Forces who served in World War II formed the Blinded Veterans Association at Avon "Old Farms" Army Convalescent Hospital in Connecticut.