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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. RES. 343

Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., formerly a Representative of the State of Florida.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 12, 2013

Mr. Buchanan (for himself, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Garcia, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. Deutch, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Mica, Ms. Frankel of Florida, Mr. Miller of Florida, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. Radel, Mr. Grayson, Mr. Ross, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Webster of Florida, Mr. Crenshaw, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Posey, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Southerland, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Yoho, Mr. Bilirakis, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, and Mr. Murphy of Florida) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


RESOLUTION

Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., formerly a Representative of the State of Florida.

Whereas the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., dutifully and faithfully served the people of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for over a decade as a city attorney, chief prosecutor, judge, and mayor;

Whereas the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., was elected to the House of Representatives in 1980, where he served the people of Florida with devotion and distinction for 26 years, the fourth longest term of service to the State of Florida in the House of Representatives;

Whereas the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., served in the House of Representatives as Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade, Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources, and Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security;

Whereas the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., served as Chairman of the Florida Congressional delegation, where he demonstrated his commitment to the State of Florida in a spirit of bipartisanship and civility;

Whereas the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., was a champion of welfare and Social Security reform, the expansion of free trade, Everglades restoration, missing children, and the War on Drugs;

Whereas the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr.’s efforts on behalf of the citizens of Florida and all Americans earned him the esteem, respect, and high regard of his colleagues; and

Whereas the State of Florida and the Nation have lost an outstanding lawmaker, statesman, and public servant: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) receives with profound sorrow the news of the death of the Honorable E. Clay Shaw, Jr., formerly a Representative from the State of Florida;

(2) authorizes the Speaker to appoint such Members as he may designate to serve with members of the Senate as a committee to represent the House in attendance at the funeral of Representative Shaw;

(3) directs the Clerk to communicate this resolution to the Senate and transmit a copy to the family of Representative Shaw; and

(4) when it adjourns today, does so as a further mark of respect to the memory of Representative Shaw.