CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Con.Res. 247 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on March 4, 2010.
H.Con.Res. 247 would authorize the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby to be held on June 19, 2010, or on such other date as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate jointly designate.
According to the resolution's findings, subject to the approval of the Architect of the Capitol, the sponsor is authorized to erect upon the Capitol Grounds such stage, sound amplification devices, and other related structures and equipment as may be required for the event. The sponsor shall assume full responsibility for all expenses and liabilities incident to all activities associated with the event.