H.Res. XX: Honoring the life of Wilma Pearl Mankiller and expressing condolences of the House of Representatives on her passing

H.Res. XX

Honoring the life of Wilma Pearl Mankiller and expressing condolences of the House of Representatives on her passing

Date
April 14, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res.__ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) on January 13, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. __ would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Express{es} gratitude to Wilma Mankiller for her significant contributions to the Nation, an inspiration to women in Indian Country and across America, and for leaving a profound legacy that will continue to encourage and motivate all who carry on her work; and
• "Express{es}deep sorrow at the passing of Chief Mankiller and condolences to her friends and family, especially her husband Charlie and two daughters, Gina and Felicia, as well as the Cherokee Nation and all those who knew her and were touched by her good works."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Wilma Mankiller was formally elected to serve as the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1987, and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 1991.