U.S. 250th Anniversary Commission Act Introduced in Congress with Bipartisan Support
Noting today’s 241st anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, a bipartisan team of legislators introduced the United States Semiquincentennial Commission Act in Congress, led by Senators Robert Casey, Patrick Toomey, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Ron Wyden; and by Representatives Patrick Meehan, Robert Brady, Brendan Boyle, and Ryan Costello. (Bill #: HR. 4875 and S. 2815).
The proposed commission will facilitate national plans leading into America’s 250th anniversary on July 4, 2026. The 32-member body of public officials and private citizens will solicit ideas for the United States Semiquincentennial and develop a report with recommendations to the President and to Congress within two years of its formation.
“The United States’ 250th anniversary is a momentous mark in our nation’s history and future. The commission’s purpose is to dedicate time to mapping out the look and feel of this celebration. I am excited to see what they come up with.”
“Americans today owe a debt to our founders who imagined a nation conceived in liberty and who risked everything, including their lives, to make it so. Pennsylvania played a pivotal role in the birth of our country and in the composition of the documents that outline our values and the role of our government. I am proud to join USA250, Senator Casey, and my Pennsylvania colleagues to begin to plan for our country’s 250th birthday.”
“Pennsylvania has a rich history in the story of America’s founding as the home of the Continental Congresses and Constitutional Convention. Now, we invite our colleagues from all fifty states to build an anniversary initiative that carries the spirit of our founding era to future generations.”
“Every American has a role to play in this celebration. Our nation’s commitment to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness remains as relevant today as it has been over 250 years.”
- Link to full text for HR4875: U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016
- Link to full text for S. 2815: U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission Act of 2016
- Story by PhillyVoice.com about the bill introduction
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