CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1173 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Thursday, March 18, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) on March 11, 2010, and was referred to the Natural Resources Committee, which took no official action.
H.Res. 1141 would resolve that the House of Representatives recognizes the 100th anniversary of Vermont's Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States, and congratulates the Green Mountain Club for its century of dedication in developing and maintaining the Long Trail.
According to the resolution's findings, a long-distance hiking trail in the Green Mountains of Vermont was first conceived of by James P. Taylor, who established the Green Mountain Club on March 11, 1910, in Burlington Vermont. The "Long Trail," as it is commonly referred to, is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the U.S., extending 273 miles across the Green Mountains, from Massachusetts to Canada.