WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the grand opening of the Museum of the Bible.
“No text has been more influential in the course of human history than the Holy Bible. This bipartisan resolution recognizes the opening of the Museum of the Bible – the first, and only, museum exclusively dedicated to God’s Word,” said Congressman Pittenger. “This museum gives people of all faiths a unique opportunity engage with the Bible and immerse themselves in its history, teachings and societal impact. In the coming weeks, I look forward to visiting the Museum to learn more about the text that has had such a profound impact on my life and the lives of countless others.”
- The Museum of the Bible, located in Washington, D.C., opens this Friday, November 17th, 2017.
- Dr. Tony Zeiss, the Executive Director of the Museum, is former President of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- The Museum is non-sectarian and non-political.
The House version of this resolution, introduced Monday by Congressman Pittenger, is currently co-sponsored by Democrat Rep. Cleaver (MO-05) as well as Republicans Rep. Hudson (NC-08), Rep. Lamalfa (CA-01), Rep. Aderholt (AL-04), Rep. Walberg (MI-07), Rep. Flores (TX-17), Rep. Jones (NC-03), Rep. Harper (MS-03), Rep. Poliquin (ME-02), Rep. Johnson (LA-04), Rep. Lamborn (CO-05).
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) is expected to introduce the Senate version of this legislation later this week.
Congressman Pittenger is a Member of the Congressional Prayer Caucus and hosts a weekly Bible study for Members of Congress and Capitol Hill staff.