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Engrossed in House (12/20/2005)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Res. 633 Engrossed in House (EH)]

H. Res. 633

                 In the House of Representatives, U.S.,

                      December 19 (legislative day, December 18), 2005.
Whereas Helen Sewell, the proprietor of the concession stand in the Republican 
        Cloak Room of the House of Representatives, through her long and devoted 
        service to the House and its Members, has become a House institution in 
        the minds and hearts of House Members;
Whereas Helen Sewell has worked at the counter in the Cloak Room since she was a 
        teenager in the 1930's;
Whereas Helen Sewell's service to the House of Representatives is a continuation 
        of a family tradition, as her father began working in the Cloak Room 87 
        years ago;
Whereas Helen Sewell, as a result of her almost seven decades of service, has 
        been present for some of the defining events in the Nation's history and 
        the House's history, including the attack by Puerto Rican nationalists 
        on March 1, 1954;
Whereas Helen Sewell has established personal relationships with many of the 
        20th century's most important Americans, including Presidents Ford, 
        Nixon, and George H.W. Bush;
Whereas Helen Sewell's dedication to her work, and her careful attention to 
        Members of the House, has provided both nourishment and friendship to 
        Members of the House since the days of the Great Depression;
Whereas Helen Sewell has demonstrated extraordinary strength and endurance by 
        working long and difficult hours past her 80th year;
Whereas Helen Sewell received the 1983 John W. McCormick Award of Excellence for 
        her service to the Congress;
Whereas all who have served as Members in the United States House of 
        Representatives, and who have had occasion to meet Helen Sewell, believe 
        that her service to the House is a matter of historical importance and 
        should be commemorated; and
Whereas Helen Sewell will retire officially from the House of Representatives on 
        December 31, 2005: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors Helen Sewell on the 
occasion of her retirement and expresses its gratitude for her many years of 


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