CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Con.Res. 139 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) June 3, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 139 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Congratulates the 207 graduates (157 surviving as of April 2009) of the first United States Air Force Academy class on the 50th anniversary of their graduation;
• "Acknowledges the continued excellence of the United States Air Force Academy and its critical role in the defense of the United States; and
• "Recognizes the outstanding service to the Nation that graduates from the United States Air Force Academy have provided."
According to the resolution's findings, on April 1, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation establishing the United States Air Force Academy to prepare young men for careers as Air Force officers.