(Senate - June 11, 2009)

Text available as:

Formatting necessary for an accurate reading of this text may be shown by tags (e.g., <DELETED> or <BOLD>) or may be missing from this TXT display. For complete and accurate display of this text, see the PDF.

[Page S6570]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  Mr. REID. I ask unanimous consent that the Senate now proceed to the 
immediate consideration of S. Res. 183.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title.
  The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 183) celebrating the life and 
     achievements of Millard Fuller, the founder of Habitat for 

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
  Mr. REID. I ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, 
the preamble be agreed to, and the motion to reconsider be laid upon 
the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 183) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 183

       Whereas Millard Fuller was born on January 3, 1935, in the 
     small cotton-mill town of Lanett, in Chambers County, 
     Alabama, and would later graduate from Auburn University and 
     the University of Alabama School of Law;
       Whereas Millard Fuller became a self-made millionaire by 
     the age of 29 and could have lived out the rest of his life 
     in comfort, but instead he and his wife sold all of their 
     possessions, donated the proceeds to the poor, and began 
     searching for a new purpose for their lives;
       Whereas Millard Fuller and his wife established Habitat for 
     Humanity in Americus, Georgia, in 1976;
       Whereas Habitat for Humanity has constructed more than 
     300,000 homes for 1,500,000 people and has a presence in all 
     50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and 
     more than 90 countries around the world;
       Whereas Habitat for Humanity's noteworthy accomplishments 
     include building 263 houses across the United States in 1 
     week and massive rebuilding efforts in New Orleans following 
     Hurricane Katrina;
       Whereas in 2005, Millard Fuller established The Fuller 
     Center for Housing, which works with local organizations to 
     provide support and guidance to repair and build homes for 
     impoverished individuals and is located in 24 States and 15 
     countries on 5 continents;
       Whereas Millard Fuller provided 3 decades of leadership and 
     service to Habitat for Humanity and The Fuller Center for 
     Housing, committing his life to philanthropy and service to 
     others while raising global concern for homelessness and 
       Whereas Millard Fuller was honored with over 50 honorary 
     doctorate degrees by colleges and universities throughout the 
     United States and was awarded the Presidential Medal of 
     Freedom, the Nation's highest civilian honor, by President 
     William Jefferson Clinton in 1996; and
       Whereas Millard Fuller passed away on February 3, 2009, 
     leaving behind a loving wife, a proud family, and a legacy 
     that will extend far beyond his life: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) celebrates the life and achievements of Millard Fuller;
       (2) acknowledges the millions of people he and his 
     organization have served and the inspiration he has given to 
     so many; and
       (3) encourages all the people of the United States to 
     recognize and pay tribute to Millard Fuller's life by 
     following the example of service that he set.