CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 868 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) October 23, 2009.
H.Res. 868 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Honors and recognizes the service and achievements of current and former female members of the Armed Forces;
• "Encourages all people in the United States to recognize the service and achievements of women in the military and female veterans on Memorial Day;
• "Encourages all people in the United States to learn about the history of service and achievements of women in the military; and
• "Supports groups that raise awareness about the service and achievements of women in the military and female veterans through exhibitions, museums, statues, and other programs and activities."
According to the resolution findings, women are and have historically been an important part of all United States war efforts, voluntarily serving in every military conflict in United States history since the Revolutionary War.