H.Con.Res. XX: Providing for the acceptance of a statue of Ronald Wilson Reagan from the people of California for placement in the United States Capitol

H.Con.Res. XX

Providing for the acceptance of a statue of Ronald Wilson Reagan from the people of California for placement in the United States Capitol

Date
April 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Con.Res. __ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, April 22, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) on April 21, 2009, and referred to the Committee on House Administration, which took no official action.

Bill Summary

H.Con.Res. __ would authorize Congressional acceptance of a statue of President Ronald Reagan for placement and display in the Capitol. The statue is a gift from the State of California and will replace another California statue on display in Capitol.

Background

Each State in the nation is represented in the U.S. Capitol with two statues of historic figures from that State.  California is currently represented by a statue of Thomas Starr King and a statue of Father Junipero Serra.  In 2006, the California's Senate and Assembly voted unanimously to remove the statue of Thomas Starr King and replace it with a statue of the nation's 40th President, Ronald Reagan.  The bronze Reagan statue was sculpted by artist Chas Fagen, and measures seven feet high and weighs 500 pounds.  The statue is scheduled to be unveiled in the Capitol on June 3, 2009.

Cost

A CBO score for H.Con.Res. __ was not available at press time, however, the legislation does not authorize any new spending.