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H.Res. 106 (ih) Expressing the appreciation and thanks of the House of Representatives for the extraordinary efforts of the United States Capitol Police during the impeachment proceedings. [Introduced in House] ...
107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 105 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding Cesar E. Chavez. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 28, 2001 Mr. Baca (for himself, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Acevedo-Vila, Mr. Barrett, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Berman, Mr. Bonior, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Clay, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Evans, Mr. Filner, Mr. Frost, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. Gutierrez, Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Hinojosa, Mr. Honda, Ms. Hooley of Oregon, Mr. Inslee, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island, Mr. Kucinich, Mr. Menendez, Ms. McCarthy of Missouri, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Ms. McKinney, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Ortiz, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Reyes, Mr. Rodriguez, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Sanchez, Mr. Sanders, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Solis, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Underwood, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Wexler, Mr. Frank, Ms. Baldwin, and Mr. Nadler) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding Cesar E. Chavez. Whereas Cesar E. Chavez was born March 31, 1927, on a small farm near Yuma, Arizona, and died on April 23, 1993; Whereas numerous holidays, schools, parks, libraries, and other structures and events have been named after Cesar E. Chavez, internationally and in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, with many more planned; Whereas Cesar E. Chavez was a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Prize during his lifetime and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton on August 8, 1994; Whereas, the grandson of a Mexican immigrant and settler, he grew up working with migrant farm workers, himself picking grapes, melons, beans, and other staple crops at low wages and for long hours, during which time he developed a strong work ethic and respect for the farm workers his father called ``the children of God''; Whereas at the age of 18, Cesar E. Chavez entered the United States Navy and served his country with distinction for 2 years; Whereas, as early as 1949, Cesar E. Chavez committed himself to organizing farm workers to campaign for safe and fair working conditions, reasonable wages, decent housing, and the outlawing of child labor; Whereas in 1962, Cesar E. Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, predecessor of the United Farm Workers of America, which brought hope to farm workers that they might one day realize the basic protections and workers' rights to which all Americans aspire; Whereas, through his commitment to nonviolence, Cesar E. Chavez brought dignity and respect to the farm workers who organized themselves, and became an inspiration and a resource to other Americans and people engaged in human rights struggles throughout the world; Whereas Cesar E. Chavez was an advocate for nonviolence at a time when violence penetrated every level of our society; Whereas Cesar E. Chavez and his family also dedicated themselves to the education of farm workers' children through migrant schools, many of whom graduated and worked as teachers, doctors, nurses, and in other professional occupations; Whereas the legacy of Cesar E. Chavez includes healthy working conditions that yield uncontaminated food for America's tables; Whereas Cesar E. Chavez's influence extends far beyond agriculture and provides inspiration for those working to better human rights through his example of organizing voter registration drives in urban and farm areas, initiating complaints against mistreatment by police and welfare officials, and empowering everyday workers to seek advancement in education and politics; Whereas Cesar E. Chavez lived alongside his campesino brothers and sisters in humble surroundings and upon his passing was laid to rest where he lived and worked for 23 years on the grounds of the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America, known as Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace), located in the Tehachapi Mountains at Keene, California; and Whereas the Nation should not cease its efforts to improve the conditions of farm workers, remembering the rallying cry of Cesar E. Chavez, ``Si se puede!'' (There is Hope!): Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that-- (1) there should be a legal public holiday honoring Cesar E. Chavez; (2) each of the several States and the District of Columbia should observe Cesar E. Chavez Day as a paid legal holiday; and (3) public elementary and secondary schools across the Nation should be required to designate a day to remember the life and work of Cesar E. Chavez, including instruction on this topic to students in those schools. <all>
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