H.Con.Res. 88: Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby

H.Con.Res. 88

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

Date
April 1, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the House will consider H.Con.Res. 88, a bill authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby, under a suspension of the rules.  H.Con.Res. 88 was introduced on February 25, 2014 by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res 88 permits the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association to sponsor soap box derby races as a free public event on the Capitol grounds.  The event will be held June 14, 2014.

Background

Soap box racing has a long and storied history in the Greater Washington D.C. area, with the first official races occurring in 1938.[1]  The event requires an act of Congress each year to authorize the Architect of the Capitol, the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby Association, and the Capitol Police Board to agree upon the requirements to hold the race on the Capitol grounds.[2]  This year marks the 73rd Greater Washington Soap Box Derby.

Cost

CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would result in no significant cost to the federal government.[1]

Additional Information

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