RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE GEORGE McGOVERN; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 152
(Senate - November 30, 2012)

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         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.

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