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[S. Res. 624 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. RES. 624

Relative to the death of the Honorable Daniel Ken Inouye, Senator from 
                          the State of Hawaii.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

            December 18 (legislative day, December 17), 2012

  Mr. Akaka (for himself, Mr. Reid, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Alexander, Ms. 
Ayotte, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Begich, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Bingaman, 
   Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Brown of 
 Massachusetts, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Burr, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, 
   Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Coats, Mr. Coburn, Mr. 
 Cochran, Ms. Collins, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Coons, Mr. Corker, Mr. Cornyn, 
   Mr. Crapo, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. 
  Franken, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. 
Harkin, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Heller, Mr. Hoeven, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Inhofe, 
  Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Johnson of 
 South Dakota, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Kirk, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Kohl, Mr. Kyl, 
   Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Lee, Mr. Levin, Mr. 
  Lieberman, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Manchin, Mr. McCain, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. 
  Menendez, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mrs. 
 Murray, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Paul, Mr. 
Portman, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Reed, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rockefeller, 
 Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Sessions, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. 
Shelby, Ms. Snowe, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, Mr. Toomey, Mr. 
Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Warner, Mr. 
    Webb, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. Wyden) submitted the 
        following resolution; which was considered and agreed to

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Relative to the death of the Honorable Daniel Ken Inouye, Senator from 
                          the State of Hawaii.

Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye served the people of the State of Hawaii for 
        over 58 years in the Territorial House of Representatives, the 
        Territorial Senate, the United States House of Representatives, and the 
        United States Senate;
Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye became the first Japanese American to serve in 
        both the United States House of Representatives and the United States 
        Senate;
Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye represented the State of Hawaii in Congress 
        from before the time that Hawaii became a State in 1959 until 2012;
Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye served as the President Pro Tempore of the 
        United States Senate, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, 
        Chairman of the Subcommittee on Defense, the first Chairman of the 
        Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Chairman of the Committee on 
        Indian Affairs, Chairman of the Democratic Steering Committee, Chairman 
        of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Chairman of 
        the Rules Committee, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Secret 
        Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition, and Secretary 
        of the Democratic Conference;
Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye delivered the keynote address at the 1968 
        Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois, in which he 
        expressed a vision for a more inclusionary Nation and famously declared 
        ``this is our country'';
Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye served as a medical volunteer at the Pearl 
        Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, and volunteered to be part of the all 
        Nisei 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II at a time when 
        Japanese Americans were being systematically discriminated against by 
        the Nation he volunteered to defend;
Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye was wounded in battle and honorably discharged 
        as a Captain with a Distinguished Service Cross, Bronze Star, Purple 
        Heart with cluster, and 12 other medals and citations; and
Whereas Senator Daniel K. Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor by President 
        William J. Clinton in June 2000, along with 21 other Asian-American 
        veterans of World War II for their actions during the war: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That--
            (1) the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep 
        regret of the death of the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, Senator 
        from the State of Hawaii;
            (2) the Secretary of the Senate shall transmit this 
        resolution to the House of Representatives and transmit an 
        enrolled copy thereof to the family of the deceased; and
            (3) when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned as a 
        further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased Senator.
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