S.Con.Res 41: A concurrent resolution providing for the acceptance of a statue of Helen Keller

S.Con.Res 41

A concurrent resolution providing for the acceptance of a statue of Helen Keller

Sponsor
Sen. Jeff Sessions

Date
September 30, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

S.Con.Res. 41 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on September 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

S.Con.Res. 41 would authorize Congress to accept a statue of Helen Keller for placement and display in the Capitol, presented by the people of Alabama.

Background

Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 27, 1880.  At the age of 19 months, she lost her sight and hearing as a result of meningitis. With the help of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, she became the first blind-deaf person to effectively communicate with the sighted and hearing world.