Congressional actions to honor or condemn individuals, organizations, or nations

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In addition to passing legislation and non-binding policy measures expressing the chamber’s feeling on an issue, both the House and Senate pass resolutions honoring (or condemning) certain individuals, organizations, or nations. This page documents these measures.

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110th Congress

House

Resolution honoring the life and achievements of Dr. John Garang de Mabior

On March 5, 2007, the House passed a resolution honoring Dr. John Garang de Mabior, who established the Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Sudan to resist the violence imposed on the Sudanese people by forces of the government of Sudan. [1]

The resolution passed 410-1. [2]


Resolution supporting the goals of International Women's Day

On March 6, 2007, the House passed a resolution in honor of International Women’s Day. It declared that the House:

  • Supports the goals of International Women's Day
  • Recognizes and honors the women in the United States and in other countries who have fought and continue to struggle for equality in the face of adversity
  • Reaffirms its commitment to ending discrimination and violence against women and girls, to ensuring the safety and welfare of women and girls, and to pursuing policies that guarantee the basic human rights of women and girls both in the United States and in other countries
  • Encourages the President to:
    • Reaffirm his commitment to pursue policies to protect fundamental human rights and civil liberties, particularly those of women and girls
    • Issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe International Women's Day with appropriate programs and activities. [3]

The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), passed 403-0. [4]


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References

  1. Robert McElroy, "Honorarium," TheWeekInCongress, March 7, 2007.
  2. Robert McElroy, "Honorarium," TheWeekInCongress, March 7, 2007.
  3. Robert McElroy, “Honorarium,” TheWeekInCongress, March 9, 2007.
  4. Robert McElroy, “Honorarium,” TheWeekInCongress, March 9, 2007.

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