S.Con.Res. 37, Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Commemoration of the award of the Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal

S.Con.Res. 37

Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Commemoration of the award of the Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal

Sponsor
Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Date
June 17, 2014 (113th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On June 17, 2014, the House will consider S.Con.Res. 37, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the rotunda of the United States Capitol in Commemoration of the award of the Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal, under a suspension of the rules.  S.Con.Res. 37 was introduced on June 11, 2014 by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and passed in the Senate, without amendment, by unanimous consent.  The bill was referred to the Committee on House Administration.

Bill Summary

S.Con.Res. 37 authorizes the use of the U.S. Capitol rotunda on June 26, 2014 in commemoration of the Shimon Peres Congressional Gold Medal ceremony.

Background

Shimon Peres was born in Poland in 1923, and emigrated to Tel Aviv in 1934.[1]  Involved in the independence movement of Israel from a young age, Peres is credited as the only surviving member of the founding generation of the State of Israel.  Peres served in several positions in the Israeli government, including Minister of Defense, Foreign Minister, and Prime Minister, in a career spanning over 70 years.[2]  He was elected President of Israel in 2007.  President Peres has emphasized the importance of strong bilateral relations between the United States and Israel since he began working with the United States during the Kennedy Administration.

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[1] http://www.ayotte.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=1064
[2] Id.

Cost

A CBO cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.