H.Res. 1310: Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the laser

H.Res. 1310

Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the laser

May 4, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1310 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. Vernon J. Ehlers (R-MI) on April 29, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1310 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the 50th anniversary of the laser; and
• "Recognizes the need for continued support of scientific research to maintain America's future competitiveness.


According to the resolution's findings, in 1960, Theodore H. Maiman constructed the first functioning laser at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California, and the laser was first operated on May 16, 1960.