H.Con.Res. 39: Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

H.Con.Res. 39

Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

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

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. 39 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) on February 4, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 39 resolves that the House of Representatives, with the Senate concurring, authorizes the Capitol Grounds to be used for the 2009 D.C. Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run on June 5, 2009.

Background

June 5, 2009, marks the 28th anniversary of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Through sponsorships, t-shirt sales and other charity events, the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fund raiser for the Special Olympics. In 2008, the Law Enforcement Torch Run raised $34 million for Special Olympics Programs. More than 85,000 law enforcement officers carried the Flame of Hope across 35 nations, raising awareness and funds for the Special Olympics last year.