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Summary (2)

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Passed Senate without amendment (05/19/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Recognizes that June 6, 2009, marks the 70th anniversary of the date when the MS St. Louis returned to Europe after its passengers were refused admittance to the United States and other Western Hemisphere countries.

Honors the memory of the 937 refugees aboard the M.S. St. Louis, most of whom were Jews fleeing Nazi oppression, and 254 of whom subsequently died during the Holocaust.

Recognizes such anniversary as an opportunity to raise awareness about an important historical event whose lessons are relevant to current and future generations.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
05/19/2009 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S5646)
05/19/2009 Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5646)
04/23/2009 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date
05/19/2009 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S5646)
05/19/2009 Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5646)
04/23/2009 Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S4698)
04/23/2009 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S4698)

Titles (1)

Official Titles:

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced:

A resolution recognizing June 6, 2009, as the 70th anniversary of the tragic date when the M.S. St. Louis, a ship carrying Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, returned to Europe after its passengers were refused admittance to the United States.


Subjects (9)

  • Canada
  • Commemorative events and holidays
  • Cuba
  • Latin America
  • Refugees, asylum, displaced persons
  • U.S. history
  • War crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity
  • World history

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Voinovich, George V. [R-OH]* 04/23/2009
Sen. Brownback, Sam [R-KS] 05/06/2009
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] 05/06/2009

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Judiciary04/23/2009 Referred to
05/19/2009 Discharged from

Related Bills (0)

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