LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The effort to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles got a boost from Congress, with its members voting to throw their support behind the event, officials said Friday.

A resolution backing the bid was unanimously passed by the House of Representatives earlier this week, and by the Senate Thursday, according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who co-sponsored the Senate version with Georgia senator Johnny Isakson.

“This resolution shows the International Olympic Committee that Congress is united behind Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympics,” Feinstein said.

Feinstein said the city’s “rich sporting legacy and history of cultural innovation make it the perfect backdrop to host a modern Olympiad.”

Read more at CBSLA.com.


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