Saccone’s National Fast Day Resolution Earns Approval in House State Government Committee
HARRISBURG — A resolution sponsored by Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) to declare April 30, 2013, as “National Fast Day” in Pennsylvania was adopted by the House State Government Committee on Wednesday.  
“With 2013 being the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s proclamation of a national day of ‘humiliation, fasting and prayer’ in 1863, the National Fast Day, as it is known today, remains a vital part of America’s heritage,” said Saccone.  “Lincoln’s stirring words call on us to ‘humble ourselves’ in pursuit of ‘unity and peace.’ Unanimous passage of this resolution establishing the National Fast Day this April will call attention to the words of one of our greatest presidents as he called the nation to address its moral decline.  Those sentiments are as important to our nation today as they were in the founding of our nation when the Continental Congress first called upon the original colonies to seek similar guidance and wisdom when forming our nation in 1775.   In the year of Lincoln, we should commemorate this historic event in our history.”
House Resolution 17 now advances to the House floor for consideration.  For the latest legislative updates, visit or

Representative Rick Saccone
39th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: 412.653.1025
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