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H.Con.Res. 190 (105th): Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the congressional Christmas celebration.

The text of the resolution below is as of Nov 8, 1997 (Introduced).


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105th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. CON. RES. 190

Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the congressional Christmas celebration.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 8, 1997

Mr. CHRISTENSEN submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Oversight


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Authorizing the use of the rotunda of the Capitol for the congressional Christmas celebration.

Whereas celebrating Christmas is a tradition in this Nation, dating from before the Nation’s founding and commemorated each year by a national holiday; and

Whereas the congressional Christmas event celebrates America’s rich and diverse heritage of honoring the Christmas spirit of unity, service, and reconciliation through the Nation’s history: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

SECTION 1. USE OF THE CAPITOL ROTUNDA FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION.

    (a) IN GENERAL- The American Compass (hereafter in this resolution referred to as the ‘sponsor’) shall be permitted to sponsor a Christmas celebration (hereafter in this resolution referred to as the ‘event’) in the rotunda of the Capitol on Monday, December 8, 1997 (plus the 2 days before for setup and rehearsal).

    (b) TERMS AND CONDITIONS- The event shall be open to all Members and their families, free of admission charge, and arranged so as not to interfere with the needs of Congress, under conditions to be prescribed by the Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board. The sponsor shall assume full responsibility for all expenses and liabilities incident to all activities associated with the event.

    (c) STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT- For the purposes of the event, the sponsor is authorized to erect in the rotunda of the Capitol such stage, sound devices, lighting devices, and related structures and equipment as may be required to conduct the event, subject to the approval of the Architect of the Capitol.

    (d) ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS- The Architect of the Capitol and the Capitol Police Board are authorized to make any such additional arrangements as may be necessary to carry out the event consistent with good order and protection of the Capitol and the Capitol grounds.

SEC. 2. SPONSORSHIP OR ENDORSEMENT.

    Nothing contained in this resolution shall constitute approval or endorsement of the sponsor. This resolution does not in any way constitute approval or endorsement by the United States Government, or any of its agencies, of any activity or expression, religious or otherwise, of the sponsor.