CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
S.Con.Res. 61 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) on April 27, 2010.
S.Con.Res. 61 would resolve that the United States Congress:
• "Recognizes the many contributions of the general aviation pilots and industry to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts; and
• "Encourages the continued generosity of general aviation pilots and operators in the ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti."
According to the resolution's findings, on January 12, 2010, the country of Haiti suffered a devastating earthquake and more than 4,500 relief flights were made by general aviators in the first 30 days after the earthquake.