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Lena Horne Honored By Senate
On the same day that friends and family gathered to remember actress Lena Horne, the Senate recognized the legendary actress for all of her accomplishments.
According to Billboard.com:
The resolution, introduced by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and passed unanimously by the entire Senate, recognized Horne’s lifelong efforts as an actress, singer and civil rights activist. Introducing the measure, Senator Gillibrand said, “Lena Horne’s legendary voice and her lifelong dedication to fighting inequality will continue to inspire future generations of Americans. While we join together to mourn the loss of an American treasure and icon, we also celebrate Lena Horne’s incredible life and legacy. I offer my condolences to her family and friends.”
The bipartisan resolution was co-sponsored by: Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Roland Burris (D-IL), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Robert Casey (D-PA), Carl Levin (D-MI), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Charles Schumer (D-NY).
Representatives John Conyers (D-MI) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) will be submitting a similar resolution in the United States House of Representatives in the coming days.
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