H.Res.73 - Observing the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and encouraging the people of the United States to observe the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] (Introduced 01/16/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/21/2009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.73 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House without amendment (01/21/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Declares that the House of Representatives: (1) observes the 80th birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and (2) pledges to advance Dr. King's legacy.
Encourages the people of the United States to: (1) observe Dr. King's 80th birthday and his life; (2) commemorate his legacy so that, as Dr. King hoped, "one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: `We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal'"; and (3) remember Dr. King's message and rededicate themselves to his goal of a free and just United States.