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112th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. RES. 505


Congratulating His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III and The Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman on being awarded the 2010 World Peace Prize.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 26, 2012

Mr. Menendez (for himself and Ms. Snowe) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


RESOLUTION

Congratulating His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III and The Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman on being awarded the 2010 World Peace Prize.

    Whereas the World Peace Prize Awarding Council has recognized His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III (referred to in this preamble as “H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III”) for his devotion to an immensely wide scope of humanitarian activities directed at people from communities throughout the world;

    Whereas, through his wisdom and benevolence, H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III embraces people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, and religions through an approach of kindness, peace, and equality toward all people;

    Whereas H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III has received numerous awards, including the United States Presidential Gold Medal Award that the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders presented on behalf of President George W. Bush to H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III for the outstanding contributions of H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III to the arts, medicine, ethics, Buddhism, spiritual leadership, and United States society;

    Whereas the World Peace Prize Awarding Council has recognized The Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman for being a life-long champion of human rights who has fought world hunger, narcotics abuse, and narcotics trafficking;

    Whereas The Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman has helped facilitate prisoner exchanges that have freed citizens of the United States who were being held in East Germany, Mozambique, Cuba, and several other countries; and

    Whereas The Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives, during which time he served—

    (1) as Chairman of the Committee on International Relations of the United States House of Representatives;

    (2) as a congressional delegate to the United Nations under Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick;

    (3) on the United States Commission on the Ukraine Famine; and

    (4) as Chairman of the House Select Committee on Missing Persons in Southeast Asia: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) congratulates His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III and The Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman on being awarded the 2010 World Peace Prize; and

(2) commends His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III and The Honorable Benjamin A. Gilman for their humanitarian contributions to society in the United States.