H.Res. 150: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that A. Philip Randolph should be recognized for his lifelong leadership

H.Res. 150

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that A. Philip Randolph should be recognized for his lifelong leadership

Sponsor
Rep. Charles B. Rangel

Date
December 15, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 150 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 15, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-MI) on February 10, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 150 would be resolved, it is the sense of the House of Representatives that A. Phillip Randolph should be recognized for his lifelong leadership and work to end discrimination and secure equal employment and labor opportunities for all Americans.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, A. Philip Randolph was, in 1947, a leader in the movement to end segregation in the military and called for African-Americans to refuse to register for the draft until these practices were ended and was successful in this effort, which saw President Truman issue an executive order barring discrimination in the military on July 26, 1948.