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Commemorating the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth. U.S. House Resolution 135 Passed February 13, 2009

Commemorating the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth. U.S. House Resolution 135 Passed February 13, 2009

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House Resolution 135 Passed February 13, 2009
H.RES.139 Commemorating the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth.

Title: Commemorating the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth.

Sponsor: Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] (introduced 2/9/2009)

Cosponsors (66)
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2009 Passed/agreed to in House.

Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 71).

ALL ACTIONS:

2/9/2009:
Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

2/11/2009:
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2/11/2009:
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.

2/12/2009 2:24pm:
Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

2/12/2009 2:25pm:
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CRH1269-1272)

2/12/2009 2:25pm:
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 139.

2/12/2009 2:34pm:
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Lynch objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.

2/13/2009 2:31pm:
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1588-1589)

2/13/2009 2:41pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 71). (text: CR 2/12/2009 H1269)

2/13/2009 2:41pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
House Resolution 135 Passed February 13, 2009
H.RES.139 Commemorating the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth.

Title: Commemorating the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln on the bicentennial of his birth.

Sponsor: Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] (introduced 2/9/2009)

Cosponsors (66)
Latest Major Action: 2/13/2009 Passed/agreed to in House.

Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 71).

ALL ACTIONS:

2/9/2009:
Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

2/11/2009:
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2/11/2009:
Ordered to be Reported by Unanimous Consent.

2/12/2009 2:24pm:
Mr. Lynch moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

2/12/2009 2:25pm:
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CRH1269-1272)

2/12/2009 2:25pm:
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 139.

2/12/2009 2:34pm:
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Lynch objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.

2/13/2009 2:31pm:
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1588-1589)

2/13/2009 2:41pm:
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 403 - 0 (Roll no. 71). (text: CR 2/12/2009 H1269)

2/13/2009 2:41pm:
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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H.RES.139
Title
: Commemorating the life and legacy of President AbrahamLincoln on the bicentennial of his birth.Sponsor: Rep Hare, Phil [IL-17] (introduced 2/9/2009)Cosponsors (66)Latest Major Action: 2/13/2009
Passed/agreed to in House
.Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required):
403 - 0
(Roll no. 71).
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H. Res. 139
In the House of Representatives, U. S.,
 February 13, 2009.
Whereas Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809,to modest means, in a one-room log cabin in Kentucky;Whereas Abraham Lincoln spent his childhood in Indiana,and, despite having less than a year of formal schooling,developed an avid love of reading and learning;Whereas Abraham Lincoln arrived in Illinois at the age of 21;Whereas, while living in Illinois, Abraham Lincoln met andmarried his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, built a successfullegal practice, served in the State legislature of Illinois,was elected to Congress, and participated in the famous‘‘Lincoln-Douglas’’ debates;Whereas Abraham Lincoln left Illinois 4 months after being
 
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elected President of the United States in 1860;Whereas Abraham Lincoln was the first member of the Republican party elected President of the United States andhelped build the Republican party into a strong nationalorganization;Whereas, after his election and the secession of the southernStates, Abraham Lincoln steered the United Statesthrough the most profound moral and political crisis, andthe bloodiest war, in the history of the Nation;Whereas, by helping to preserve the Union and by holding anational election, as scheduled, during a civil war, AbrahamLincoln reaffirmed the commitment of the people of the United States to majority rule and democracy;Whereas the Emancipation Proclamation signed by AbrahamLincoln declared that slaves within the Confederacywould be forever free and welcomed more than 200,000African-American soldiers and sailors into the ArmedForces of the Union;Whereas the Emancipation Proclamation signed by AbrahamLincoln fundamentally transformed the Civil War from a battle for political unity to a moral fight for freedom;Whereas the faith Abraham Lincoln had in democracy wasstrong, even after the bloodiest battle of the war at Gettysburg;Whereas the inspiring words spoken by Abraham Lincoln atGettysburg still resonate today: ‘‘that these dead shallnot have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shallhave a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perishfrom the earth’’;

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