H.J.Res. 80: Recognizing and honoring the Blinded Veterans Association on its 65th anniversary of representing blinded veterans and their families

H.J.Res. 80

Recognizing and honoring the Blinded Veterans Association on its 65th anniversary of representing blinded veterans and their families

Date
March 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.J.Res. 80 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, March 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Deborah Halvorson (D-IL) on March 4, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.J.Res. 80 would resolve that Congress:
• "Expresses appreciation for the efforts of the Blinded Veterans Association in improving the rehabilitation services, education, and benefits for blinded veterans of the United States;
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Blinded Veterans Day; and
• "Calls upon the people of the United States to observe Blinded Veterans Day with appropriate programs and activities."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, at 8:45 a.m. on March 28, 1945, 100 blinded members of the Armed Forces who served in World War II formed the Blinded Veterans Association at Avon "Old Farms" Army Convalescent Hospital in Connecticut.