brief explanation of each category and examples of activities. Table 2 contains the number of
Congress since 1989, by category.
were for ceremonies commemorating historical events. For
example, concurrent resolutions authorizing the use of the Rotunda for a ceremony as part of the
commemoration of the days of remembrance of victims of the Holocaust were passed during each
presentations of Congressional Gold Medals to Rosa Parks, cartoonist Charles M.
Tuskegee Airmen, and other recipients.
Rotunda for ceremonies to unveil artwork. These have included unveiling ceremonies for portrait
placement in Statuary Hall.
In preparation for the quadrennial Presidential inauguration activities that take place at the
These resolutions have authorized the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural
for the inauguration of the President-elect and the Vice President-elect of the United States.
for inaugural activities.
for the purposes of receiving foreign dignitaries or honoring a living person. For example, during
authorized by concurrent resolution. These events have included President
Detective John Michael Gibson and Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut of the
resolutions were agreed to for the use of the Rotunda for prayer vigils. H.Con.Res. 233 authorized
the use of the Rotunda for a prayer vigil in memory of those who lost their lives on September 11,
2001. S.Con.Res. 83 authorized the use of the Rotunda for a ceremony as part of a National Day
Table 2. Concurrent Resolutions Agreed to for Use of the Rotunda,
activities concurrent resolutions provided for on the Capitol Grounds. Table 4 contains the
number of concurrent resolutions agreed to by Congress since 1989 by category.
events that are sponsored by nonfederal government entities. For example, concurrent resolutions
Congress. Each year since 1989, the House and Senate have agreed to a
line of duty during the previous year.
authorized by concurrent resolution. These events have included authorizing the John F. Kennedy
Center for the Performing Arts to hold performances on the East Front of the Capitol,
for the Capitol Grounds. Since 1989, three award and dedication ceremonies have been
authorized through concurrent resolution. In the
authorized the use of the Capitol Grounds for the dedication of the Japanese-American Memorial
(2007-2009), the presentation ceremony for the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Tenzin
Table 4. Concurrent Resolutions Agreed to for Use of the Capitol Grounds,