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H.Res. 1042: Calling on the Senate to rename the Russell Senate Office Building.

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About the resolution

One of the main buildings on Capitol Hill is named for segregationist southern senator Richard Russell.


The House of Representatives has three office buildings: Cannon, Longworth, and Rayburn. The Senate also has three office buildings: Dirksen, Hart, and Russell. All were named after former members of Congress, but the Russell Building is under particular scrutiny recently.

Sen. Richard Russell (D-GA) served from 1933 to 1971, the 13th-longest serving senator of all time. Only two current senators have served for longer.

The original 1972 vote to name the building after Russell was 99–1. The lone no vote was Sen. Philip Hart (D-MI), who warned “I thought we had learned that it would be unwise to anticipate history’s verdict” of Russell, who had only died the year before in ...

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Al Green

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Jul 9, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 9, 2020

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Jul 9, 2020

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H.Res. 1042 is a simple resolution in the United States Congress.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.Res. 1042. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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