H. RES. 837
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 19, 2012
Ms. Hirono (for herself, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Donnelly of Indiana, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Honda, Mr. Sablan, Ms. Chu, Mr. Faleomavaega, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Murphy of Connecticut, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Chandler, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Farr, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Boswell, Mrs. Capps, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Markey, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. George Miller of California, Ms. Loretta Sanchez of California, Ms. Clarke of New York, and Mr. Garamendi) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration
Relating to the death of the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, a Senator from the State of Hawaii.
Whereas the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye was elected to the House of Representatives in 1959, the year Hawaii became a State, and to the Senate in 1962, where he served the people of Hawaii with devotion and distinction for 50 years, the second longest term of service in Senate history;
Whereas the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye volunteered at age 17 and served in the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Europe during World War II, where he was seriously wounded in action, resulting in the loss of his arm, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his extraordinary heroism;
Whereas the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye served in the Senate as President pro tempore, Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs;
Whereas the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye was a champion of the Nation’s servicemen and women, veterans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and of equal opportunity for all;
Whereas his efforts on behalf of the citizens of Hawaii and all Americans earned him the esteem and high regard of his colleagues; and
Whereas with his death his State and the Nation have lost an outstanding lawmaker and public servant: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
receives with profound sorrow the news of the death of the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye, a Senator from the State of Hawaii;
authorizes the Speaker to appoint such Members as he may designate to serve with members of the Senate as a committee to represent the House in attendance at the funeral of the Senator;
directs the Clerk to communicate this resolution to the Senate and transmit a copy to the family of the Senator; and
when it adjourns today, does so as a further mark of respect to the memory of the Senator.