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This resolution was introduced on January 5, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 5, 1996 (Introduced).

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HRES 335 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 335

To congratulate the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League on winning its first National Football Conference (NFC) Central Division title in 23 years and to commend quarterback Brett Favre for being recognized as the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 1996

Mr. ROTH submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight


RESOLUTION

To congratulate the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League on winning its first National Football Conference (NFC) Central Division title in 23 years and to commend quarterback Brett Favre for being recognized as the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player.

Whereas the Green Bay Packers football team has won its first National Football Conference (NFC) Central Division title in 23 years;

Whereas the Green Bay Packers led by Coach Mike Holmgren have battled their way into the second round of the National Football Conference playoffs;

Whereas the Packers have won 12 games out of 17 played so far;

Whereas the Packers now face the Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers in the divisional playoffs;

Whereas Brett Favre, quarterback of the Green Bay Packers Football Team, has been recognized as the National Football League’s Most Valuable Player, receiving 78 percent of the votes cast;

Whereas Brett Favre is the first Packer winner of this award since Bart Starr in 1966 and only the fourth Packer ever to do so, including Paul Hornung in 1961 and Jim Taylor in 1962;

Whereas his rise to the top of his profession in four seasons is a testament not only to his ability but to his courage and determination to excel;

Whereas Brett Favre has proven himself as a leader and top performer in every capacity;

Whereas this outstanding football player has led the Green Bay Packers team into the second round of the National Football Conference (NFC) playoffs;

Whereas Brett Favre set a conference record with 38 touchdown passes and completed passes gaining 4,413 yards in leading the team to win its first NFC Central Division title in 23 years;

Whereas with 108 career touchdown passes, his performance approaches the record 152 of Bart Starr and the 133 of Lynn Dickey;

Whereas Brett Favre established a new Green Bay Packers team record with seven 300-yard passing games this year; and

Whereas, he has started in 61 consecutive games, the longest active streak among NFL quarterbacks: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

      (1) congratulates the Green Bay Packers, its coaches, its athletes, its staff, and its loyal fans on the winning of the 1995 National Football Conference Central Division championship;

      (2) commends Brett Favre for his tremendous performance as quarterback of the Green Bay Packers; and

      (3) recognizes the team’s commitment to achieving and demonstrating athletic excellence in the best traditions of the State of Wisconsin and of the Nation.