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S.RES.56: A resolution recognizing the significance of the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Ross Tubman.

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 Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 5 (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 26, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 26, 2013
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Bill Summary

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Recognizes: (1) the 100th anniversary of the death of Harriet Tubman, whose dedication and commitment to serving in any capacity necessary to pursue the promise of American ideals and the principles of humanity continue to inspire all individuals who cherish freedom; (2) the work of Tubman and other individuals who created the underground railroad network to achieve freedom for individuals enslaved during the Antebellum Era of the United States; and (3) the Harriet Tubman Organization of Cambridge, Maryland, and the Harriet Tubman Home, Inc., and the Harriet Tubman Boosters Club, both of Auburn, New York, for preserving the heritage of the United States.

Encourages the people of the United States to honor and preserve Tubman's legacy.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 26, 2013 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S879-880; text as passed Senate: CR S878)