CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.R. 3542 is being considered on the floor on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, under a suspension of the rules requiring a two-third majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA) on September 9, 2009. The bill was referred to the Committee on House Administration, which held a mark up and reported the bill, as amended, on November 4, 2009.
H.R. 3542 would require the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to fly the flag of each State over the Capitol building on the anniversary of that State's admission to the Union. The bill would require the AOC to begin flying State flags on the first December 7 following enactment in commemoration of the State of Delaware, the first State to enter the Union. The Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate would be allowed to promulgate rules for the recognition of U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
According to CBO, H.R. 3542 would have "no significant cost and would not affect direct spending or revenues."