CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Con.Res. 238 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC) on February 23, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 238 would resolve that Congress recognizes:
• The difficult challenges Black veterans faced when returning home after serving in the Armed Forces, their heroic military sacrifices, and their patriotism in fighting for equal rights and for the dignity of a people and a Nation; and
• "The need for the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to work to eliminate any health and benefit disparities for our Nation's minority veterans."
According to the resolution's findings, there has been no war fought by or within the United States in which Blacks did not participate, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the War of 1812, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.