H.Res. 631: Congratulating Continental Airlines on its 75th Anniversary

H.Res. 631

Congratulating Continental Airlines on its 75th Anniversary

Sponsor
Rep. Gene Green

Date
July 29, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 631 under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. 631 was introduced on July 10, 2009, by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX).

Bill Summary

H.Res. 631 resolves that the House of Representatives:

•  "Recognizes the 75th anniversary of operations by Continental Airlines; and

•  "Congratulates the employees of Continental Airlines for the numerous awards and accolades they have earned for the company over the years."

 

Background

Continental Airlines was founded 75 years ago by Walter T. Varney and Louis Mueller as Varney Speed Lines in West Texas primarily as a mail service. During World War II, Continental Airlines built the Denver Modification Center where it modified B-17 Flying Fortresses and B-29 Super Fortresses for the U.S. war effort. During the Vietnam War, Continental transported U.S. troops across the Pacific. In 2001, Continental Airlines was named "Airline of the Year" by the aviation industry's monthly trade publication, Air Transport World. Continental Airlines currently services five continents with more than 2750 daily flights, employing more than 43,000 men and women.