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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H. Res. 190 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
H. RES. 190

  Honoring the life of Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro, the first 
  woman selected by a major political party as its candidate for Vice 



                             March 30, 2011

Mr. Crowley (for himself, Mr. Bishop of New York, Mr. Israel, Mr. King 
 of New York, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Meeks, Mr. 
 Nadler, Mr. Weiner, Mr. Towns, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Velazquez, 
   Mr. Grimm, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Engel, Mrs. 
Lowey, Ms. Hayworth, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Owens, Mr. 
    Hanna, Mr. Higgins, Ms. Slaughter, and Mr. Reed) submitted the 
  following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House 



  Honoring the life of Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro, the first 
  woman selected by a major political party as its candidate for Vice 

Whereas Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro served the people of the 9th 
        Congressional district of New York for 6 years;
Whereas Congresswoman Ferraro worked her way through law school at Fordham 
        University, at a time when very few women did so;
Whereas Congresswoman Ferraro then joined the Queens County District Attorney's 
        Office, where she supervised the prosecution of a variety of violent 
        crimes, including child and domestic abuse;
Whereas in 1978, New York's Ninth Congressional district in Queens elected 
        Congresswoman Ferraro to the United States House of Representatives, 
        where she was one of only sixteen women members of the House;
Whereas Congresswoman Ferraro's legislative achievements included her 
        sponsorship of the Women's Economic Equity Act, landmark legislation to 
        end pension discrimination and provide increased job training and 
        opportunities for women re-entering the workforce;
Whereas in 1984, Congresswoman Ferraro's status as a leader was confirmed when 
        she was named Chairwoman of the Platform Committee for the Democratic 
        Convention, the first woman to hold that position;
Whereas when she was nominated as the running mate of Vice President Walter F. 
        Mondale in the 1984 presidential race, Congresswoman Ferraro became the 
        first woman ever chosen to run on the national ticket of either of 
        America's two major political parties;
Whereas Congresswoman Ferraro's candidacy continues the progress begun by women 
        who achieved political firsts before her and helped to tear down 
        barriers to the full and equal participation of women in national 
Whereas in January 1993, President Clinton appointed Ms. Ferraro a United States 
        Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, a role from 
        which she championed the rights of women around the world; and
Whereas Geraldine Ferraro's 1984 bid for Vice President helped our daughters 
        join our sons in believing they could achieve anything they set their 
        minds to: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That--
            (1) the House of Representatives recognizes that Geraldine 
        Ferraro's vice-presidential candidacy forever enriched the 
        American political landscape and forged a new path for American 
            (2) the House of Representatives pays tribute to 
        Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro's work to improve the lives 
        of women and families not only in the Ninth Congressional 
        District of New York, who she represented so well, but also the 
        lives of women and families all across the United States;
            (3) the Clerk of the House is directed to communicate these 
        resolutions to the Senate and transmit a copy thereof to the 
        family of the deceased; and
            (4) when the House of Representatives adjourns today, it 
        stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of 
        Congresswoman Geraldine A. Ferraro.