H.Res. 603: Recognizing the 140th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi

H.Res. 603

Recognizing the 140th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi

Date
October 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
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Floor Situation

H.Res. 603 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) on June 26, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 603 resolves that the House of Representative:

•  "Recognizes the 140th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi;

•  "Acknowledges and commends Mahatma Gandhi's unique and lasting role in the establishment of the state of India and its democratic institutions, which will be revered for generations to come; and

•  "Congratulates the visionary leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, which enhanced the rapidly deepening friendship between the United States and India, the world's oldest and largest democracy, respectively."