H.Con.Res. 83, Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I

H.Con.Res. 83

Authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I

Sponsor
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Date
May 7, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, the House will consider H.Con.Res 83, a resolution authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha, under a suspension of the rules.  H.R. 4386 was introduced on February 11, 2014 by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and was referred to the Committee on House Administration.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 83 authorizes the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for an event on June 8, 2014 to celebrate the birthday of King Kamehameha I.

Background

Kamehameha I was born in Kokoiki on the Island of Hawai’i in 1758.  In 1810, he unified the inhabited islands of Hawai’i under his rule.[1]  He died on May 8, 1819, and his status was dedicated to the National Statuary Hall collection on April 15, 1969.  The statue currently resides in Emancipation Hall of the Capitol Visitor Center.

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[1] http://www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/national-statuary-hall-collection/kamehameha-i

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable, but no cost is expected.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.