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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
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Topic - Linda Reinstein
Looking to clear space on the legislative calendar for more important work, House Republicans promised last year to ban purely commemorative legislation, like resolutions honoring sports teams or designating awareness days — but that seemingly innocuous move has left some groups frustrated.
"I would want someone in the House to recognize that resolutions are critically important to educating Americans and raising awareness," she said. "I would encourage someone in the leadership to overturn the language that was passed."
After working with the Senate for nearly a decade to pass resolutions calling attention to asbestos, she said a stamp of approval from Congress is an invaluable tool to educate people about its dangers.