Text: H.Con.Res.100 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 100 Introduced in House (IH)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 100

   Recognizing February 14, 2012, as the centennial of the State of 



                           February 14, 2012

   Mr. Quayle (for himself, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. 
    Gosar, Mr. Pastor of Arizona, and Mr. Schweikert) submitted the 
following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on 
                    Oversight and Government Reform


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

   Recognizing February 14, 2012, as the centennial of the State of 

Whereas after many changes in government administration, territorial divisions, 
        and additions, including lands acquired through the Treaty of Guadalupe 
        Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase, the Territory of Arizona came into 
        existence nearly 150 years ago after serving as a sacred home to native 
        cultures for thousands of years;
Whereas Arizona is home to many of our Nation's greatest natural treasures, 
        including the Sedona Red Rocks, the White Mountains, the Painted Desert, 
        the Petrified Forest, Monument Valley, Saguaro National Park, the 
        12,000-foot San Francisco Peaks, and the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven 
        Wonders of the World and one that explorer John Wesley Powell said could 
        not be ``adequately represented in symbols of speech, nor by speech 
Whereas Arizona is also home to man-made wonders, including innovative projects 
        that have allowed much-needed fresh water to flow to Arizona communities 
        for decades, such as the Hoover Dam, Glen Canyon Dam, Central Arizona 
        Project, and the Salt River Project and its keystone element, the 
        Theodore Roosevelt Dam;
Whereas Arizona has long been recognized for its richness in natural resources, 
        including the famous ``Five Cs'' of copper, cattle, cotton, citrus, and 
        climate that continue to sustain its and our Nation's economy;
Whereas Arizona is a mosaic of cultures, cuisines, and traditions, drawing 
        continuing influence from 21 proud American Indian tribes and its 
        earliest prospectors, ranchers, cowboys, adventurers, and missionaries, 
        as well as a dynamic Hispanic community;
Whereas all of these Arizonans were and remain bound by a strong sense of 
        independence and a willingness to persevere against the odds, and today 
        are again picking themselves up in the wake of devastating wildfires and 
        economic challenges;
Whereas this unique Arizona spirit has nurtured leaders in the arts, justice, 
        conservation, and science, as well as some of our Nation's greatest 20th 
        century statesmen, including Senators McFarland, Hayden, and Goldwater, 
        Representative Udall, and Supreme Court Justices Rehnquist and O'Connor;
Whereas Arizona's many military installations have provided valuable 
        contributions to the defense of the United States, and will continue to 
        do so for years to come;
Whereas after nearly half a century as a United States territory, Arizona became 
        the 48th official member of the United States, and its last contiguous 
        State, on February 14, 1912; and
Whereas Congress now takes this opportunity to celebrate what has made Arizona 
        so special for the past 100 years--its natural splendor, innovative 
        spirit, and cultural diversity--and what will continue to make it 
        special in the centuries to come: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress recognizes the centennial of the State of Arizona.