Text: H.Con.Res.41 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/13/2011)

1st Session
H. CON. RES. 41

Expressing support for designation of the third Saturday in April as “National Auctioneers Day”.

April 13, 2011

Mr. Long (for himself and Mr. Duncan of South Carolina) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


Expressing support for designation of the third Saturday in April as “National Auctioneers Day”.

Whereas auctioneering is one of history’s oldest professions;

Whereas auctioneers were fundamental in the creation of commerce during the early establishment of the United States;

Whereas auctions are the last bastion of the competitive free enterprise system;

Whereas auctions continue to be the most effective means of establishing fair market value;

Whereas the auction industry today contributes approximately $250 billion annually in sales to the United States economy;

Whereas auctioneers create a competitive marketplace and connect buyers with sellers wishing to sell their assets for the highest dollar value;

Whereas the National Auctioneers Association and its members strive to advance the auction method of marketing and uphold the highest standards of professionalism in serving the United States public;

Whereas a “National Auctioneers Day” has been observed for more than 20 years by State and local governments and private organizations; and

Whereas the designation of the third Saturday in April as “National Auctioneers Day” by the Congress and President will heighten the awareness of the people of the United States of the contributions made by auctions and auctioneers to the history of the Nation and its economy: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress—

(1) supports the designation of “National Auctioneers Day”; and

(2) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.