H.Con.Res. 92: Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition

H.Con.Res. 92

Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition

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. 92, a bill authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition, under a suspension of the rules.  H.Con.Res. 92 was introduced on March 11, 2014 by Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, which ordered the bill reported by voice vote.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. 92 authorizes the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and its auxiliary to sponsor two free public events on the Capitol grounds.  Those events are:

  • The National Honor Guard and Pipe Band Exhibition, to be held on May 14, 2014; and
  • The 33rd Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service, to be held on May 15, 2014.

Background

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as “Peace Officers Memorial Day,” and the week in which that day falls as “Police Week.”[1]  The National Peace Officers Memorial Service began in 1982 “as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement.”  This event has grown into National Police Week, a series of events which draws in between 25,000 and 40,000 attendees annually.[2]  National Police Week includes the National Honor Guard Competition; the Pipe Band Exhibition; the National Peace Officers Memorial Service; and other events throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

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.