S.Con.Res. 29 (111th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of the Congress that John Arthur “Jack” Johnson should receive a posthumous pardon for the racially motivated conviction in 1913 that diminished the athletic, cultural, and historic significance of Jack Johnson and unduly tarnished his reputation.


Jun 16, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution) on Jul 29, 2009

This concurrent resolution was agreed to by both chambers of Congress on July 29, 2009. That is the end of the legislative process for concurrent resolutions. They do not have the force of law.


John McCain

Senator from Arizona



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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2009
Length: 3 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
7/29/2009--Passed House without amendment.Expresses the sense of Congress that Jack Johnson (the first African-American professional boxer to hold the title of Heavyweight Champion of the World) should receive a posthumous ... Read more >
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H.Con.Res. 91 (Related)
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 1, 2009

What is a resolution?

The “S.Con.Res.” in “S.Con.Res. 29” means this is a Senate concurrent resolution in the United States Congress. A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the President and does not carry the force of law.


Jun 16, 2009
Passed Senate
Jun 24, 2009
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed House
Jul 29, 2009
Vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.


3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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