H.Res. 390: Recognizing the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in Fulton, Missouri, as "America's National Churchill Museum"

H.Res. 390

Recognizing the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in Fulton, Missouri, as "America's National Churchill Museum"

Date
June 15, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 390 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, May 18, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Blain Luetkemeyer (D-MO) on April 30, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, which took no official action.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 390 would express the sense of the House of Representatives and recognize:

  • "The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in Fulton, Missouri, as ‘America's National Churchill Museum';
  • "The importance of the continuing collection, preservation, and interpretation of the historical materials held by the Winston Churchill Memorial and Library toward enhancing the knowledge and understanding of Sir Winston Churchill's historic legacy; and
  • "The immense historical importance of World War I, World War II, and the Cold War, and commends the ‘Lessons of Leadership' offered by the Winston Churchill Museum and Library educational outreach programs about the life and leadership of Sir Winston Churchill during those conflicts."

 

Background

The Winston Churchill Memorial and Library in Fulton, Missouri, was built in 1964, and opened in 1969 to honor Winston Churchill and memorialize his famous speech, the "Sinews of Peace" which Churchill made on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton in 1946. In 2006, the Library reopened after undergoing major repairs in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the speech. The Library honors Churchill's memory and contributions to the fields of art and literature and conducts analysis of his political and historic work.