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Norton, Van Hollen Announce Senate Passage of Resolution Congratulating Washington Capitals on Stanley Cup Victory

Jun 13, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced that the U.S. Senate yesterday passed their congressional resolution congratulating the Washington Capitals for winning the 2018 Stanley Cup, the first championship in team history.

Norton and Van Hollen issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, we witnessed a celebratory parade of epic proportions as hundreds of thousands of Capitals fans from across the region and nation descended on the National Mall to revel with their champions.  To put the cherry on top of one of the greatest days in D.C. sports history, the Senate passed our resolution congratulating the Capitals, enshrining their historic achievement forever in the congressional record.  The Capitals won their first championship with two ‘back-to-back’ wins.  As T. J. Oshie said at yesterday’s parade, we are hoping the Capitals make it ‘back-to-back’ championships.”

The Senate resolution was cosponsored by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Mark Warner (D-VA).  The House resolution was cosponsored by Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), John Delaney (D-MD), Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Donald McEachin (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Scott Taylor (R-VA).