H.Res. 790: Supporting the goals and ideals of a national day of remembrance on October 30, 2009, for American nuclear weapons program workers and uranium miners, millers, and haulers

H.Res. 790

Supporting the goals and ideals of a national day of remembrance on October 30, 2009, for American nuclear weapons program workers and uranium miners, millers, and haulers

Date
October 27, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 790 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Shelley Berkley(D-NV) October 1, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 790 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of a national day of remembrance for American nuclear weapons program workers and uranium miners, millers, and haulers; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States to support and participate in appropriate ceremonies, programs, and other activities to recognize a national day of remembrance for past and present workers in America's nuclear weapons program."

Background

According to the resolution findings, hundreds of thousands of men and women have served this nation in building its nuclear defense since World War II.