H.Res. 1479: Supporting the United States Paralympics, honoring the Paralympic athletes

H.Res. 1479

Supporting the United States Paralympics, honoring the Paralympic athletes

Date
September 24, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1479 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 23, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on June 25, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1479 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Supports the work of the United States Paralympics;
  • “Congratulates all of the United States Paralympics Team medal winners from the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia;
  • “Honors all of the Paralympic athletes for their contributions to the games; and
  • “Recognizes the contributions of the athletes' families, schools, and communities to the Paralympic Games, and the United States Team.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, the United States Paralympics Team brought home a total of 13 medals, including 4 gold medals, from the 2010 Paralympic Winter games in Vancouver.