S.RES.31: A resolution celebrating Black History Month.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about civil rights and liberties, minority issues
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Sponsor Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 35 (31 Democrats, 4 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Recognizes Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on U.S. history and recognize the contributions of African Americans.

Recognizes the injustices that African Americans have endured and commends the African-American community for overcoming those injustices and changing the course and nature of history by forging the fight for equality.

Calls for the United States to: (1) move forward as one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all; and (2) honor the contribution of pioneers who helped to ensure its legacy.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 13, 2013 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S717-718; text as passed Senate: CR S716)