H.Res. 637 (112th): Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the release of information with respect to the 1940 decennial census is a cause for celebration, that the National Archives and Records Administration and the Bureau of the Census should be commended for maintaining custody of such information, and that the citizens of the United State should use such information to learn about their family history.

Introduced:
Apr 27, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Danny Davis
Representative for Illinois's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 27, 2012
Length
4 pages
 
Status

This resolution was introduced on April 27, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 27, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 27, 2012
 
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4/27/2012--Introduced.
Acknowledges the historical significance of April 2, 2012, for the release of the 1940 decennial census records.
Commends the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Bureau of the Census for the collection and maintenance of such records.
Encourages the people of the United States to research their family history in such records.

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