SENATE RESOLUTION 173--RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD G. LUGAR, FORMER UNITED STATES SENATOR FOR THE STATE OF INDIANA; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Senate - April 29, 2019)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 173--RELATIVE TO THE DEATH OF THE HONORABLE RICHARD 
    G. LUGAR, FORMER UNITED STATES SENATOR FOR THE STATE OF INDIANA

  Mr. YOUNG (for himself, Mr. Braun, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Schumer, Mr. 
Alexander, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Bennet, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. 
Blumenthal, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Booker, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Brown, Mr. Burr, 
Ms. Cantwell, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, Mr. 
Cassidy, Ms. Collins, Mr. Coons, Mr. Cornyn, Ms. Cortez Masto, Mr. 
Cotton, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Daines, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. 
Durbin, Mr. Enzi, Ms. Ernst, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Gardner, 
Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hassan, Mr. 
Hawley, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Hoeven, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, Mr. 
Inhofe, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Jones, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Kennedy, 
Mr. King, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Lee, Mr. Manchin, 
Mr. Markey, Ms. McSally, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Moran, Ms. 
Murkowski, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Paul, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Peters, 
Mr. Portman, Mr. Reed, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Romney, Ms. Rosen, 
Mr. Rounds, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Sasse, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Scott of 
Florida, Mr. Scott of South Carolina, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Shelby, Ms. 
Sinema, Ms. Smith, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, 
Mr. Tillis, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Udall, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Warner, Ms. 
Warren, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. Wyden) submitted the 
following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 173

       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was born in 
     Indianapolis, Indiana in 1932 and graduated from Shortridge 
     High School in 1950 in Indianapolis, Indiana as an Eagle 
     Scout and American Legion Boys Nation delegate;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar studied at Denison 
     University in Granville, Ohio and at Pembroke College, 
     University of Oxford, England as a Rhodes Scholar;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar volunteered for the 
     U.S. Navy and served his country as an officer from 1957-
     1960, including as an intelligence briefer to the Chief of 
     Naval Operations, Admiral Arleigh Burke;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was elected mayor of 
     Indianapolis from 1968-1975 and envisioned the unification of 
     the city with the surrounding Marion County areas and brought 
     uninterrupted economic growth;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar served on the 
     Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners from 1964 to 1967;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was elected to the 
     United States Senate in 1976; reelected in 1982, 1988, 1994, 
     2000, and again in 2006, and served from January 3, 1977, to 
     January 3, 2013;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar served as chair of 
     the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee in the 98th 
     Congress;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar served as chairman 
     of the Senate Agriculture Committee from 1995-2001 and built 
     bipartisan support for the 1996 federal farm program reforms, 
     initiated a biofuels research program, reformed the food 
     stamp program, and preserved the federal school lunch 
     program;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was one of only two 
     senators in history to serve 34 years on the Senate Foreign 
     Relations Committee, including two terms as chairman from 
     1985 to 1987 and from 2003 to 2007;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was a leader in 
     reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological 
     weapons by passing and overseeing the implementation of the 
     bipartisan Nunn-Lugar program, which deactivated more than 
     7,600 nuclear warheads, millions of chemical munitions, and 
     several thousand nuclear capable missiles, and continues to 
     perform non-proliferation missions in more than forty 
     countries;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar played an essential 
     role in the enactment of sanctions on the Apartheid 
     government of South Africa, the U.S. recognition of President 
     Corazon Aquino as the winner of the 1986 Philippines 
     election, the expansion of the NATO alliance, the 
     construction and passage of the PEPFAR initiative to combat 
     the global AIDS epidemic, and the ratification of numerous 
     arms control and anti-terrorism treaties;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was a fifth 
     generation Hoosier who was the longest serving member of 
     Congress in the history of Indiana;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was awarded the 
     Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 20, 2013;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar held 47 honorary 
     degrees from colleges and universities, was named Outstanding 
     Legislator by the American Political Science Association, and 
     was the 2005 recipient of the American Foreign Service 
     Association Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy 
     Award and the 2016 recipient of the J. William Fulbright 
     Prize for International Understanding;
       Whereas the Honorable Richard G. Lugar was a devoted 
     husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather;
       Whereas the service of the Honorable Richard G. Lugar on 
     behalf of the people of Indiana and all people of the United 
     States earned him the respect and devotion of his colleagues; 
     and
       Whereas the death of the Honorable Richard G. Lugar has 
     deprived Indiana and the United States of one of the most 
     outstanding Senators: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate has heard with profound sorrow 
     and deep regret the announcement of the death of the 
     Honorable Richard G. Lugar, former Senator for the State of 
     Indiana; and
       Resolved, That 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.

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