| Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.Con.Res. 43 (ih) Condemning the irregular interruption of the democratic political institutional process in Haiti. [Introduced in House] ...
H.Con.Res. 43 (ih) Condemning the irregular interruption of the democratic political institutional process in Haiti. [Introduced in House] ...
H. CON. RES. 439
Concurrent resolution honoring the members of the Army Motor Transport
Brigade who during World War II served in the trucking operation known
as the Red Ball Express for their service and contribution to the
Allied advance following the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
H. CON. RES. 439
Whereas June 6, 2004, the 60th anniversary of the World War II D-Day invasion of
Normandy, France, was observed by Americans with numerous commemorations
of the sacrifices of those who fought to preserve the liberty and
freedom of the people of the United States;
Whereas commemoration of those sacrifices and the recollection of those who
served should include all who served, including those who performed
critical logistics functions;
Whereas after the breakout from the beachheads at Normandy following the D-Day
landings, Allied forces began a rapid advance across France, with the
result that advancing units in many cases began to outrun their supplies
of fuel, food, and ammunition;
Whereas on August 21, 1944, in response to the need for resupply of rapidly
advancing forces, the Army Motor Transportation Service created a
trucking operation called the Red Ball Express which began operations on
August 25, 1944;
Whereas the Red Ball Express was a massive convoy effort to speed supplies to
the Allied armies advancing across France;
Whereas the convoy system stretched from Normandy to Paris and eventually to the
front in the northeastern borderland of France;
Whereas by ensuring that United States and other Allied soldiers were properly
resupplied, the Red Ball Express played a major role in the defeat of
Whereas members of the Red Ball Express persevered through arduous driving
conditions and constant threats of ground and aerial ambushes and
performed their duties with precision and efficiency;
Whereas the Red Ball Express was in operation for 82 days and, by the time Red
Ball Express operations were concluded in November 1944, Red Ball
Express truckers had delivered over 410,000 tons of fuel, ammunition,
food, and other essential supplies for the Allied forces to succeed in
Whereas, during World War II, many commanders believed that African-Americans
were not suitable for combat duties and relegated them to service,
support, and supply missions;
Whereas the majority of Red Ball Express drivers were African-Americans;
Whereas the success of the Allied advance through France was made possible by
the soldiers who drove the supply trucks; and
Whereas the members of the Army Motor Transport Brigade who participated in the
Red Ball Express contributed unselfishly to the war effort despite the
indignities and double standards that they endured: Now, therefore, be
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
That Congress honors the members of the Army Motor Transport Brigade
who during World War II served in the trucking operation known as the
Red Ball Express for their service and contribution to the Allied
advance following the D-Day invasion in Normandy, France.
Passed the House of Representatives June 14, 2004.
Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:
||H.R. 221 (rh) To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to permit certain youth to perform certain work with wood products. [Reported in House] ...
||S. 1659 (is) To convey the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project, the Savage Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, and the Intake Irrigation Project to the appurtenant irrigation districts. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||S. 726 (is) To establish a matching grant program to help State and local jurisdictions purchase bullet resistant equipment for use by law enforcement departments. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.R. 1142 (rh) To ensure that landowners receive treatment equal to that provided to the Federal Government when property must be used. [Reported in House] ...
||H.R. 5536 (ih) To declare the policy of the United States with respect to deployment of a National Missile Defense System. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 3367 (ih) To suspend temporarily the duty on tralkoxydim formulated (``Achieve''). [Introduced in House] ...
||S. 2507 (rs) To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2001 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities of the United States Government, the Community Management Account, and the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, and...
||S. 501 (rs) To address resource management issues in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. [Reported in Senate] ...
||S.Con.Res. 143 (es) [Engrossed in Senate] ...
||S. 1249 (is) To deny Federal public benefits to individuals who participated in Nazi persecution. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.Res. 434 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
||S. 721 (is) To allow media coverage of court proceedings. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.Res. 23 (ath) Designating minority membership to certain standing committees of the House. [Agreed to House] ...
||H.R. 2148 (ih) To make technical corrections regarding the applicability of certain amendments made by Public Law 105-392 to the Health Education Assistance Program under the Public Health Service Act. [Introduced in House] ...
||S. 2824 (is) To authorize the President to award a gold medal on behalf of Congress to General Wesley K. Clark, United States Army, in recognition of his outstanding leadership and service during the military operations against the Federal Republic of Yug...
||H.Res. 465 (ih) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that local, State, and Federal governments should collect and disseminate statistics on the number of newborn babies abandoned in public places. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 2496 (ih) To reauthorize the Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program Act of 1994. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 5191 (ih) To provide for the convening of a White House Conference on United States Energy Policy to develop a national energy policy. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.Res. 323 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
||S.Con.Res. 154 (ats) To acknowledge and salute the contributions of coin collectors. [Agreed to Senate] ...
||H.R. 3218 (ih) To amend title 31, United States Code, to prohibit the appearance of Social Security account numbers on or through unopened mailings of checks or other drafts issued on public money in the Treasury. [Introduced in House] ...
||S. 1745 (is) To establish and expand child opportunity zone family centers in elementary schools and secondary schools, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||S. 2487 (es) To authorize appropriations for Fiscal Year 2001 for certain maritime programs of the Department of Transportation. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
||S. 712 (is) To amend title 39, United States Code, to allow postal patrons to contribute to funding for highway-rail grade crossing safety through the voluntary purchase of certain specially issued United States postage stamps. [Introduced in Senate] %%Fi...
||S.Res. 325 (ats) Welcoming King Mohammed VI of Morocco upon his first official visit to the United States, and for other purposes. [Agreed to Senate] ...
||H.R. 358 (ih) To amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 5615 (ih) To prohibit the use of Federal funds for the conduct or support of programs of HIV testing that fail to make every reasonable effort to inform the individuals of the results of the testing. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 2817 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for reimbursement of certified midwife services, to provide for more equitable reimbursement rates for certified nurse-midwife services, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House...
||S. 2773 (es) To amend the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to enhance dairy markets through dairy product mandatory reporting, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
||H.R. 4616 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the establishment of, and the deduction of contributions to, homeownership plans. [Introduced in House] ...
106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.