June 11, 2009 - Issue: Vol. 155, No. 87 — Daily Edition111th Congress (2009 - 2010) - 1st Session
CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF MILLARD FULLER; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Senate - June 11, 2009)
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[Page S6570] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF MILLARD FULLER 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 Humanity. There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution. 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 poverty; 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. ____________________