H.Con.Res. 294: 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway

H.Con.Res. 294

75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Date
September 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 294 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Thoma Perriello (D-VA) on June 30, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 294 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway; and
  • “Acknowledges the historic and enduring scenic, recreational, and economic value of this unique national treasure.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, on September 11, 1935, construction began on the first 12.5-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Cumberland Knob in North Carolina.