CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. __ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) on May 18, 2010.
H.Res. __ would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Expresses condolences to the North Carolina court system, Chatham County, and the town of Pittsboro for the tragic loss of the Chatham County Courthouse;
• "Commends the heroic actions of the Chatham County firefighters and first responders who worked tirelessly to combat the Courthouse fire, minimize the damage to the Courthouse and the historic materials contained therein, and protect the public;
• "Recognizes the community significance of the Courthouse as a cornerstone of justice and the rule of law in Chatham County; and
• "Recognizes the impact that more than a century of landmark court decisions has made on the judicial system of the Town of Pittsboro, Chatham County, and North Carolina."
According to the resolution's findings, the North Carolina court system, Chatham County, and the town of Pittsboro experienced a significant and tragic loss as a result of the March 25, 2010 fire.