H.Res. 420: H.Res. 420 - Celebrating the symbol of the United States flag and supporting the goals and ideals of Flag Day

H.Res. 420

H.Res. 420 - Celebrating the symbol of the United States flag and supporting the goals and ideals of Flag Day

Sponsor
Rep. Bob Latta

Date
June 8, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 420 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Robert E. Latta (R-OH) on May 7, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res.420 would resolve that Congress celebrates the United States flag and supports the goals and ideals of Flag Day.

Background

Flag Day is celebrated annually on June 14, the anniversary of the official adoption of the American flag by the Continental Congress in 1777. The United States flag serves as a treasured symbol of the loss of loved ones to the countless families of those who died in defense of our Nation, and June 14, 2009, is recognized as Flag Day.