H.Con.Res. 37: Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby

H.Con.Res. 37

Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby

Sponsor
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

Date
March 10, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 37 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on February 4, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 37 authorizes the use of the Capitol Grounds by the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association on June 20, 2009, or on another date the Speaker of the House and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate jointly designate. The event will be free of admission charge to the public and arranged not to interfere with the needs of Congress.

Background

The Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association will sponsor the annual running of its race on the Capitol Grounds on June 20, 2009. The Greater Washington Soap Box Derby is a qualifying race for the All American Soap Box Derby (AASBD). The competition is open for ages ranging from 8-17 years old in different divisions. Anyone in the area can participate in the race, as long as they comply with AASBD regulations.