H.Res. 209: Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Daughters of Penelope, a preeminent international women's association and affiliate organization of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association

H.Res. 209

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Daughters of Penelope, a preeminent international women's association and affiliate organization of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association

Sponsor
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

Date
October 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 209 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) on March 3, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 209 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the significant contributions of American citizens of Greek ancestry, and Philhellenes, to the United States; and
• "Commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Daughters of Penelope, applauds its mission, and commends the many charitable contributions of its members to organizations and communities around the world."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the Daughters of Penelope is a international organization of women of Hellenic descent and Philhellenes. It was founded November 16, 1929, in San Francisco, California.