CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1132 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Martine Heinrich (D-NM) on March 2, 2010.
H.Res. 1132 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Honors the USS New Mexico (SSN 779) as one of the most advanced submarines in the history of the U.S. Navy;
• "Commends the diligence of the New Mexico Council, Navy league of the United States, and the USS New Mexico Commissioning Committee who contributed to the support of the USS New Mexico;
• "Recognizes the hard work of the individuals and organizations who contributed to the construction of the USS New Mexico; and
• "Honors the U.S. Navy and the crew of the USS New Mexico for their commitment to helping maintain the United States supremacy of the seas."
According to the resolution's findings, the USS New Mexico is to be commissioned by the U.S. Navy on March 27, 2010, at the Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia.