H.Res. 1022: Honoring the life and sacrifice of Medgar Evers and congratulating the United States Navy for naming a supply ship after Medgar Evers

H.Res. 1022

Honoring the life and sacrifice of Medgar Evers and congratulating the United States Navy for naming a supply ship after Medgar Evers

Date
February 2, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1022 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Henry "Hank" Johnson (D-GA) on January 20, 2010.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1022 would resolve, that the House of Representatives:
• "Honors the life and sacrifice of Medgar Evers;
• "Recognizes the important role Mr. Evers played in securing civil rights for all people in the United States; and
• "Congratulates the United States Navy for honoring Medgar Evers by naming the United States Naval Ship Medgar Evers after him.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the death of Mr. Evers helped to prompt President John F. Kennedy to ask Congress for a comprehensive civil rights bill. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson.