Friday | February 18, 2022

Senate Passes Scott, Booker Resolution Celebrating Black History Month

WASHINGTON – This week, the Senate unanimously passed U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) resolution celebrating Black History Month and the contributions made by Black Americans throughout history. 

The resolution:

  • “Acknowledges that all people of the United States are the recipients of the wealth of history provided by Black culture;”
  • “Recognizes the importance of Black History Month as an opportunity to reflect on the complex history of the United States, while remaining hopeful and confident about the path ahead;” and
  • “Acknowledges the significance of Black History Month as an important opportunity to commemorate the tremendous contributions of African Americans to the history of the United States.”

Full text of the resolution can be found here.

The resolution is cosponsored by Senators Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Angus King (I-Maine), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Dan Sullivan (R-Ala.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.), Michael Bennett (D-Colo.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.).

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