CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 2802 on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.R. 2802 was introduced on June 10, 2009, by Rep. Delahunt (D-MA) and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which held a mark-up and reported the bill, as amended, by unanimous consent on September 10, 2009.
H.R. 2802 would extend the authority of the Adams Memorial Foundation to create a memorial in Washington D.C. in honor of President John Adams. Under current law, the authority is set to expire at the end of FY 2009. H.R. 2802 would extend the authority through FY 2013.
In 2001, President Bush signed P.L. 107-62, which authorized the Adams Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial to John Adams and his family on federal land in Washington, D.C. Under the bill, the Foundation is prohibited from using federal funds for the expense of building the memorial. To date, the Foundation has not raised enough funds to build the memorial, but still plans on completing the project. The authority for the Foundation to build the memorial in D.C. will expire at the end of FY 2009 if it is not extended.
According to CBO, "enacting H.R. 2802 would have no effect on the federal budget."