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Rep. Julia Carson
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Indiana
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Honors Muhammad Ali as a global humanitarian on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
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Congratulates the National Football League champion Indianapolis Colts for winning Super Bowl XLI and for bringing the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana their first Lombardi Trophy.
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Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to direct the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to exempt from the community service requirement applicable to adult residents of a public housing project an individual who has been determined by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled, and who is unable to comply with such requirement, or is a primary caretaker of such individual.
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Extends condolences to the family of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (author of the novel "Slaughterhouse Five") on the occasion of his death.
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Amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to revise the definition of "hate crime" to include a crime against an individual based on such individual's actual or perceived homeless status.
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Declares that the House of Representatives: (1) recognizes that African American spirituals are a poignant and powerful genre of music that have become one of the most significant segments of American music in existence; (2) expresses the deepest gratitude, recognition, and honor to the former enslaved Africans in the United States for their gifts to our Nation, including their original music and oral history; and (3) requests that the President issue a proclamation that reflects on the important contribution of African American spirituals to American history, and naming the African American spiritual a national treasure.
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Commends the performance of the Rutgers University women's basketball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.
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Waives certain time limitations with respect to the posthumous award of the Medal of Honor to Doris Miller for acts of heroism during World War II as a member of the United States Navy.
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