S.Con.Res. 5 (113th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of 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.

Introduced:

Mar 5, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on April 17, 2013 but was never passed by the House.

Sponsor:

John McCain
Senior Senator from Arizona
Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 18, 2013
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
4/17/2013--Passed Senate 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 ...

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Related Bills
S.Con.Res. 6 (114th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 26, 2015

H.Con.Res. 21 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 5, 2013

What is a resolution?

The “S.Con.Res.” in “S.Con.Res. 5” 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Mar 5, 2013
Passed Senate
Apr 17, 2013
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Details

Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Votes

There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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