H.Res. XX: Expressing the support for and honoring September 17, 2010 as “Constitution Day”

H.Res. XX

Expressing the support for and honoring September 17, 2010 as “Constitution Day”

Sponsor
Rep. Bob Latta

Date
September 16, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

The resolution is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The resolution was introduced by Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) on September 15, 2010, and referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which took no official action.

Bill Summary

The resolution would resolve that the House of Representative:

  • “Supports 'Constitution Day'; and
  • “Calls upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Background

The Constitution of the United States was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates from 12 states and was subsequently ratified by each of the 13 original states.  According to the resolution’s findings, the Constitution has provided the means and structure for the nation and is unparalleled by any other country.  The resolution also finds that the preservation of the values of the Constitution in the hearts and minds of United States citizens would be advanced by official recognition of the signing of the Constitution.

Cost

The Congressional Budget Office has not produced a score for this legislation as of press time.