H.Res.1159 - Recognizing the historical significance of the United States sloop-of-war Constellation as a surviving witness to the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and a leading participant in America's effort to end the practice.110th Congress (2007-2008)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] (Introduced 04/29/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/09/2008 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
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Summary: H.Res.1159 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (09/09/2008)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Recognizes the historical and educational significance of the USS Constellation, a 153-year-old American warship berthed in Baltimore, Maryland, as a reminder of both American participation in the slave trade and U.S. efforts to suppress this inhumane practice.
Applauds the vessel's preservation and the USS Constellation Museum's efforts regarding this part of our history.
Supports the USS Constellation as an appropriate site to commemorate the bicentennial of transatlantic slave trade abolition.