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Engrossed in House (07/16/2002)

 
[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H. Res. 460 Engrossed in House (EH)]


                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                                                         July 16, 2002.
Whereas Justin W. Dart, Jr., was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1930;
Whereas Justin Dart, Jr., has been recognized as a pioneer and leader in the 
        disability rights movement;
Whereas Justin Dart, Jr., operated successful businesses in the United States 
        and Japan;
Whereas five Presidents, five Governors, and Congress have seen fit to appoint 
        Justin Dart, Jr., to leadership positions within the area of disability 
        policy, including Vice Chairman of the National Council on Disability, 
        Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Chairperson 
        of the President's Committee on the Employment of People with 
        Disabilities, and Chairperson of the Congressional Task Force on the 
        Rights and Empowerment of Americans with Disabilities;
Whereas Justin Dart, Jr., has been a civil rights activist for individuals with 
        disabilities since he was stricken with polio in 1948 and has played a 
        leadership role in numerous civil rights marches across the country;
Whereas Justin Dart, Jr., worked tirelessly to secure passage of the Americans 
        with Disabilities Act of 1990, which was signed into law by President 
        Bush, and is often recognized as a major driving force behind the 
        disability rights movement and this landmark legislation;
Whereas on January 15, 1998, President Clinton awarded the Presidential Medal of 
        Freedom, our Nation's highest civilian award, to Justin Dart, Jr.;
Whereas Justin Dart, Jr., has left a powerful legacy as a civil rights advocate 
        and his actions have benefited the American people;
Whereas Justin Dart, Jr., is not only remembered for his advocacy efforts on 
        behalf of individuals with disabilities, but also for his energetic 
        spirit and the formal and informal independent living skills programs 
        for individuals with disabilities that he supported; and
Whereas Justin Dart, Jr., passed away at his home on June 22, 2002, and is 
        survived by his wife, Yoshiko Dart, five daughters, 11 grandchildren; 
        and two great-grandchildren: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes Justin W. Dart, Jr., as one of the true 
        champions of the rights of individuals with disabilities and 
        for his many contributions to the Nation throughout his 
        lifetime, and honors him for his tireless efforts to improve 
        the lives of individuals with disabilities; and
            (2) recognizes that the achievements of Justin Dart, Jr., 
        have inspired and encouraged millions of Americans with 
        disabilities to overcome obstacles and barriers so they can 
        lead more independent and successful lives.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.