H.Con.Res. 135: Directing the Architect of the Capitol to place a marker in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center which acknowledges the role that slave labor played in the construction of the United States Capitol

H.Con.Res. 135

Directing the Architect of the Capitol to place a marker in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center which acknowledges the role that slave labor played in the construction of the United States Capitol

Sponsor
Rep. John Lewis

Date
June 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 135 is expected to be considered under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Lewis (D-GA) on May 21, 2009, and referred to the Committee on House Administration, which reported the bill by voice vote on June 10, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 135 would require the Architect of the Capitol to design, procure, and place in a prominent location in Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) a marker which acknowledges the role that slave labor played in the construction of the United States Capitol.

Cost

According to CBO, H.Con.Res. 135 would cost less than $300,000 to implement.