H.Res. 708: Congratulating Nancy Goodman Brinker for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom

H.Res. 708

Congratulating Nancy Goodman Brinker for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Date
January 20, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 708 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Aaron Schock (D-CA) on July 31, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 708 would resolve that the House of Representatives congratulates Nancy Goodman Brinker for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Ambassador Brinker is the founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the world's leading breast cancer grass roots organization, and Ambassador Brinker established the organization in memory of her sister, who passed away from cancer in 1980.