Both chambers of Congress introduced resolutions this month that
officially recognize June 2010 as RV Centennial Celebration Month,
according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA).
The Senate resolution (S. Res. 410), introduced Feb. 4 by Sen. Evan
Bayh, D-Ind., with fellow Hoosier GOP Sen. Richard Lugar as an original
cosponsor, states “That the Senate supports and recognizes the goals and
ideals of ‘RV Centennial Celebration Month’ to commemorate 100 years of
enjoyment of recreation vehicles in the United States; and encourages
the people of the United States to celebrate this anniversary by taking
part in recreation vehicle vacations.”
In the House, Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., introduced H. Res.
1073 with Rep. Mark Souder , R-Ind., as an original cosponsor. The text
of the House resolution is almost identical to the Senate resolution
text. Each resolution includes the clause “this homegrown industry,
including recreation vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and
campgrounds, employs hundreds of thousands of people in the Nation in
good-paying jobs across all 50 states.”
RVIA’s Government Affairs Department worked with House and
Senate staffers to have the resolutions introduced and are now working
to secure additional cosponsors to the resolutions, with the goal of
having both chambers of Congress endorse the RV Centennial Celebration
Month Resolution before June.