Text: H.Con.Res.149 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HCON 149 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 149
Expressing the sense of the Congress that a postage stamp should be issued
in honor of Claude Denson Pepper.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 12, 1989
Mr. MOODY (for himself, Mr. CHANDLER, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. MOAKLEY, Mrs. MORELLA,
Mr. FUSTER, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. CLARKE, Mr. HEFNER, Mr. SKAGGS, Mr. NEAL
of Massachusetts, Mr. GARCIA, Mr. PASHAYAN, Mr. BEILENSON, Mr. COSTELLO,
Mr. HAYES of Illinois, Mrs. BYRON, Mr. FASCELL, Mr. POSHARD, Mr. MADIGAN,
and Mr. SKELTON) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was
referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
Expressing the sense of the Congress that a postage stamp should be issued
in honor of Claude Denson Pepper.
Whereas Claude Denson Pepper served the Nation for 14 years in the Senate and
26 years in the House of Representatives with great distinction and dedication;
Whereas Claude Pepper championed the cause of social justice and fought
against discrimination of all types, including his brave stand in the 1940's
against the poll tax;
Whereas Claude Pepper fought for the underdog by supporting causes that
needed sponsors and speaking up for those whose voices could not be heard
in the political arena;
Whereas Claude Pepper continued undaunted in the face of political attack,
precarious health, and changing times to devote himself to serving the
residents of the 18th Congressional District of Florida and the many friends
and supporters he had across the Nation who relied on his leadership;
Whereas Claude Pepper, regardless of political trends, always strove to
fight for the needs of the poor, the sick, and the elderly;
Whereas Claude Pepper worked tirelessly for adequate health care for all
Americans and sponsored legislation that led to the participation of the
United States in the World Health Organization and established 5 of the
National Institutes of Health;
Whereas Claude Pepper was the leading advocate for the elderly, bringing
national attention to their needs;
Whereas Claude Pepper was a staunch supporter of Social Security and played
a major role in restoring the system to a sound financial footing; and
Whereas the lives of countless Americans have been immeasurably enriched by
the career of Claude Pepper: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it
  is the sense of the Congress that--
  (1) the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee of the United States Postal
  Service should recommend to the Postmaster General that a postage stamp
  honoring Claude Pepper should be issued; notwithstanding
  (2) the requirement of the Committee that an individual must be deceased
  for at least 10 years before the Committee will make a recommendation that
  a stamp honoring a deceased person should be issued.