Senate Resolutions Sure Do Pass the Time

Because senators certainly aren't busy passing laws ...

Major legislation is at a standstill in Congress. So what do senators do to fill the time? They unanimously approve one another’s pet resolutions.

The Essentials:

S.Res. 464 Designating June 2014 as “National Aphasia Awareness Month” and supporting efforts to increase awareness of aphasia.
Sponsor: Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.); passed June 3

S.Res. 465 Commemorating the centennial of Webster University.
Sponsor: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.); passed June 3

S.Res. 218 Honoring the legacy of A. Philip Randolph and saluting his efforts on behalf of the people of the United States to form “a more perfect union.”
Sponsor: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.); passed June 4

S.Res. 467 Recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Fishermen’s Terminal in the Port of Seattle and celebrating Seattle’s rich maritime heritage and its importance to the United States.
Sponsor: Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.); passed June 4

S.Res. 471 Honoring former President George H.W. Bush on the occasion of his 90th birthday and Barbara Bush on the occasion of her 89th birthday and extending the best wishes of the Senate to former President Bush and Mrs. Bush.
Sponsor: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine); passed June 11

S.Res. 472 Honoring Dr. James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Energy, and Director of Central Intelligence.
Sponsor: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.); passed June 11

S.Res. 473 Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of National Men’s Health Week.
Sponsor: Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho); passed June 12

S.Res. 475 Congratulating the Alaska Aces hockey team on winning the 2014 Kelly Cup as champions of the East Coast Hockey League.
Sponsor: Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) passed June 12

S.Res. 476 Recognizing the 350th Anniversary of the founding of the State of New Jersey and honoring the valuable contributions of people of the Garden State.
Sponsor, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.); passed June 12

S.Res. 477 Designating June 20, 2014, as “American Eagle Day,” and celebrating the recovery and restoration of the bald eagle, the national symbol of the United States.
Sponsor: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.); passed June 17

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