CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. XX is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) on October 7, 2009.
H.Res. XX would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the recognition of Christopher Columbus and his role in the discovery and history of the United States."
• "Recognizes that it is important for young people to learn about Christopher Columbus and the discovery, heritage and history of the Nation."
According to the resolution's findings, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas on October 12, 1492, and is credited with initiating the European colonization of the Americas.