SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS
(Senate - June 26, 2012)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 505--CONGRATULATING HIS HOLINESS DORJE CHANG BUDDHA 
  III AND THE HONORABLE BENJAMIN A. GILMAN ON BEING AWARDED THE 2010 
                           WORLD PEACE PRIZE

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

                              S. Res. 505

       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;

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       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.

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