H.Res. 223: Honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of Paul Harvey

H.Res. 223

Honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of Paul Harvey

Date
March 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.Res. 223 is expected to be considered on the floor on Monday, March 23, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This resolution was introduced by Representative John Sullivan (R-OK) on March 9, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 223 resolves that the House of Representatives "honors the life and accomplishments of Paul Harvey."

Background

According to findings listed in the resolution, Paul Harvey was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1918, and attended the University of Oklahoma. When Harvey graduated, he began a career as a radio broadcaster that lasted for more than 70 years. During his career, Harvey was known as the "largest one-man network in the world," and was heard on over 1,200 radio stations and over 400 Armed Forces Network stations, as well as being syndicated in 300 newspapers worldwide. Harvey's columns and broadcasts have been printed in the Congressional Record more than any other broadcaster in history and, in 2005, Harvey was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bush. Paul Harvey died on February 28, 2009, at the age of 90.