November 30, 2012 - Issue: Vol. 158, No. 152 — Daily Edition112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - 2nd Session
RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE GEORGE McGOVERN; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 152
(Senate - November 30, 2012)
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[Page S7310] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE GEORGE McGOVERN Mr. LEVIN. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to consideration of S. Res. 607, which was submitted earlier today. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title. The assistant legislative clerk read as follows: A resolution (S. Res. 607) relative to the death of the Honorable George McGovern, former United States Senator and Congressman, from the State of South Dakota. There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the resolution. Mr. LEVIN. I ask unanimous consent that the resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motions to reconsider be laid on the table, with no intervening action or debate, and that any statements relating to this matter be printed in the Record. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The resolution (S. Res. 607) was agreed to. The preamble was agreed to. The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows: S. Res. 607 Whereas the Honorable George McGovern represented the individuals of his beloved State of South Dakota for over 22 years, serving in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate; Whereas the Honorable George McGovern was the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in 1972; Whereas the Honorable George McGovern was the first director of the Food for Peace program under President John F. Kennedy; Whereas the Honorable George McGovern flew 35 missions as a B-24 Liberator pilot during World War II, and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross; Whereas the Honorable George McGovern served as chair of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, and was instrumental in the establishment of nationwide access to anti-hunger programs; Whereas the Honorable George McGovern was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States; Whereas the Honorable George McGovern taught thousands of students as a respected professor at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota; Whereas the Honorable George McGovern authored 14 books on diverse topics, including politics, philosophy, history, and his own personal experiences; and Whereas the public service of the Honorable George McGovern inspired millions of individuals in the United States to dedicate time and energy to the goal of a more compassionate and peaceful world: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That-- (1) the Senate has heard with profound sorrow and deep regret of the passing of the Honorable George McGovern and extends heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of the Honorable George McGovern; (2) the Senate acknowledges and commends the lifetime of public service of the Honorable George McGovern; (3) the Secretary of the Senate communicate these resolutions to the House of Representatives and transmit an enrolled copy thereof to the family of the deceased; and (4) when the Senate adjourns today, it stand adjourned as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Honorable George McGovern. ____________________