H.Con.Res. 44: Authorizing the Use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

H.Con.Res. 44

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

Sponsor
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton

Date
July 22, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Monday, July 22, 2013, the House will consider H.Con.Res. 44, Authorizing the Use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, under a suspension of the rules.  The bill was introduced on July 8, 2013 by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 44 authorizes the use of the Capitol grounds for the 28th Annual District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.  

Background

Started in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics was started to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics.  Police Chief Richard LaMunyon founded the event in order to increase awareness as well as to get member of law enforcement involved in the Special Olympics community.  The LETR raised $42.1 million in 2011 and has over 142,000 volunteers spanning 48 countries.  In total, the LETR has raised more than $400 million dollars for the Special Olympics movement.  The D.C. Torch Run will take place on September 27, 2013.

Similar legislation passed in the 112th Congress by a vote of 379-0.

Cost

The CBO estimates the passage of the resolution would result in no significant cost to the federal government.[1]

Additional Information

The CBO estimates the passage of the resolution would result in no significant cost to the federal government.[1]