CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 907 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jose E Serrano (R-FL) on November 16, 2009.
H.Res. 907 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the Grand Concourse on its 100th anniversary as the preeminent thoroughfare in the borough of the Bronx and an important nexus of commerce and culture for the City of New York; and
• "Directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit a copy of this resolution to The Bronx County Historical Society located at 3309 Bainbridge Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10467, for appropriate display."
According to the resolution's findings, the Grand Concourse was designed by engineer Louis Aloys Risse beginning in 1894. The Grand Concourse opened in 1909.