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Statement of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

HONORING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF
IGNACY JAN PADEREWSKI


HON. MARCY KAPTUR
OF OHIO
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, February 3, 2004

Ms. KAPTUR. I am pleased to be the sponsor of H. Res. 58, a resolution recognizing the accomplishments of Ignacy Jan Paderewski as a musician, composer, statesman, and philanthropist and recognizing the 11th Anniversary of the return of his remains to Poland.

I have been joined by thirty-six of my colleagues, including: Representatives ACKERMAN, BALDWIN, BELL, BERKLEY, BERMAN, BERRY, BLUMENAUER, BRADY, BROWN, BURTON, CARDIN, CROWLEY, DINGELL, EMANUEL, ENGEL, FATTAH, FRANK, GOODE, GUTIERREZ, HOEFFEL, HOLT, KANJORSKI, KILDEE, KLECZKA, KUCINICH, LANTOS, LEE, LIPINSKI, LOFGREN, McDERMOTT, MENENDEZ, PRICE, QUINN, C. SMITH, THOMPSON, and WATSON.

On June 12, 2003, the House Committee on International Relations unanimously voted in favor of H. Res. 58. I urge the House of Representatives to consider this important piece of legislation honoring Mr. Paderewski, Polish-Americans and the Polish poeple.

Click here to see the RESOLUTION.