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Garbarino Introduces Resolution in Support of Columbus Day and Italian American Contributions to Society

October 10, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Andrew R. Garbarino (R-NY), joined by fellow Italian American Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV), introduced a resolution expressing support for the recognition of the second Monday in October as ‘‘Columbus Day.’’ The resolution also honors the contributions of the Italian American community to our society.

"Like any good Italian, I am incredibly proud of my heritage and of the many contributions Italian Americans have made to this country," said Rep. Garbarino. "Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, connected East to West, and set a course for the creation of the United States and the Americas. But Columbus Day recognizes much more than just one man. It recognizes a day that changed the course of history - thanks to the ingenuity and commitment of an Italian explorer - and the generations of Italian American ingenuity that followed. For this reason, Columbus Day is a point of great pride for our community and I am committed to making sure it is preserved for future generations."

The introduction of this Resolution comes during Italian American Heritage Month. The full text can be found here.