H.Res. 1636 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) on September 16, 2010.
H.Res. 1636 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Celebrates and acknowledges the thousands of workers and families that overcame difficult working conditions and great challenges to make construction of the facility possible;
- “Celebrates and acknowledges the economic, cultural, and historic significance of the Hoover Dam and its role in meeting future challenges;
- “Recognizes the past, present, and future benefits of its construction to the agricultural, industrial, and urban development of the Southwestern United States; and
- “Joins the States of Arizona, California, Nevada, and the entire Nation in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the dedication of the Hoover Dam.”
According to the resolution’s findings, on September 30, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Hoover Dam.