CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
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.
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.
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.