H.Con.Res. 126 (112th): Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Bil Keane.

The text of the bill below is as of May 25, 2012 (Introduced).

IV

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 126

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 25, 2012

submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Bil Keane.

Whereas Bil Keane’s first Family Circus cartoon appeared in nineteen newspapers on February 29, 1960;

Whereas Family Circus chronicled the lighter and heartfelt moments of family life for over 50 years;

Whereas Family Circus is the most widely read syndicated panel, appearing in over 1,500 papers around the globe;

Whereas Bil Keane was an active member of the Phoenix, Arizona, community; and

Whereas Bil Keane passed away from heart failure on November 8, 2011, at the age of 89: Now, therefore, be it

That it is the Sense of Congress that—

(1)

a commemorative postage stamp should be issued by the United States Postal Service honoring Bil Keane; and

(2)

the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.