Washington—The Senate yesterday unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) in support of bringing the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games to the United States in 2024. Los Angeles will compete against Paris, Rome and Budapest to host the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee will choose the host city in September 2017.
“This resolution shows the International Olympic Committee that Congress is united behind Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics,” said Senator Feinstein. “The city’s rich sporting legacy and history of cultural innovation make it the perfect backdrop to host a modern Olympiad. Los Angeles is an international city that truly embodies the Olympic spirit and is ready to welcome the entire world to the United States.”
In addition to Senators Feinstein and Isakson, the Senate resolution was cosponsored by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), John Thune (R-S.D.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed H. Con Res. 142, companion legislation introduced by Congressmen Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) and Stephen Knight (R-Calif.), sending the bill to the Senate where it passed yesterday.