CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—MAY 17, 1990 FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM- CONGRESSIONAL APPRECIATION 104 STAT. 5157 May 15, 1990 ' [S. Con. Res. 117] Whereas the Capitol Building of the United States symbolizes the enduring success of the American system of representative democracy; Whereas on-going construction of this magnificent building, which began nearly two centuries ago and continued until recently, has mirrored the geographic expansion of the United States; Whereas the original Corinthian sandstone columns that stood for more than 130 years on the East Front Portico of the Capitol Building were replaced during the extension of the East Front of the Capitol Building in the late 1950's; Whereas 22 of those columns have been preserved and made available for public display at the National Arboretum in the Nation's Capital through the initiative and determined efforts of the Friends of the National Arboretum, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that supports the efforts of the National Arboretum; and Whereas these historiccdly significant columns will be dedicated at the National Arboretum on Flag Day, June 14, 1990: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring, That the Congress extends its deep appreciation to the Friends of the National Arboretum and those individuals whose financial contributions have helped ensure that 22 of the original sandstone Corinthian columns which were removed from the East Front Portico of the Capitol Building during the extension of the East Front of the Capitol Building in the late 1950's will be permanently preserved and publicly displayed at the National Arboretum. Agreed to May 15, 1990. 1990 SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RELAY— May 17.1990 CAPITOL GROUNDS AUTHORIZATION [H. con Res. 286] Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), SECTION 1. AUTHORIZATION OF RUNNING OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RELAY THROUGH CAPITOL GROUNDS. On May 18, 1990, or on such other date as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate may designate jointly, the 1990 Special Olympics Torch Relay may be run through the Capitol Grounds, as part of the journey of the Special Olympics torch to the District of Columbia Special Olympics spring games at Gallaudet University in the District of Columbia. SEC. 2. RESPONSIBILITY OF CAPITOL POLICE BOARD. The Capitol Police Board shall take such action as may be necessary to carry out section 1.
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