Summary

1/25/2013--Introduced.Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the United States Postal Service should issue a postage stamp honoring the holiday of Diwali, and (2) the... Read More

Status

This resolution was introduced on Jan 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, as an entity of the United States Postal Service, should issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali.

Whereas Diwali, also referred to as the ``festival of lights'', is an Indian holiday that also marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year; Whereas Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil, the awareness of one's inner light, the dispelling of ignorance, and bringing peace and joy through the awakening gained from this higher knowledge; Whereas the holiday of Diwali is observed in America, and across the globe, by Hindus, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, and Buddhists; Whereas as one of the world's oldest religious holidays, Diwali serves not only as a time for celebration, but also as a time for communities and families to come together in spiritual enlightenment; Whereas the practice of Diwali has survived political, economic and social changes throughout history, while always carrying the universal symbolism of the victory of light, goodness, knowledge, and truth; Whereas the United States Postal Service, through the decisions of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, has issued stamps for other popular holidays in the United States, including Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Eid; Whereas the United States Postal Service is yet to issue a stamp in honor of the holiday of Diwali; and Whereas issuing a postage stamp honoring the holiday of Diwali is fitting and proper: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense...

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I support H.Res. 47 ("Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, as") because...it is the most important holiday of the year for the entire Indian American Community. It represents the victory of good over evil. Within the Indian community it is celebrated by all ethnicities such as hindus, muslims, sikhs, jains etc. The holiday has much the same significance as the Jewish Festival of LIghts. The Holiday does come at a time in the year when the days are short and nights are longer and therefore brings cheer and joy with lights, celebration, music and food. HAPPY DIWALI to all.

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umeshmd
FL-13
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.Res. 47 ("Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, as") because...this is America not india

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dr.roy
OK-3
1 year ago

I oppose H.Res. 47 ("Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, as") Holy Crap, stop MANDATING CRAP! wtf is wrong with you oath breakers? To the USPS HOLD YOUR GROUND FOR A BIT. FIX MEDICARE BY FIXING THE COST OF MEDICAL HEALTH, NOT MEDICAL INSURANCE

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EXPOSE-CAFR
CA-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 47 ("Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, as") because post offices are closing all around the country. There are better ways to spend money on the post office than designing a stamp to celebrate a holiday.

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blondiblairy
KY-3
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 47 ("Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, as") because Congress has far more vital issues than compromising the first amendment by using US Government time, resources, and entities to popularize or promote a religion or religious event or activity. If the holiday is not a recognized or observed holiday by the US government it is a waste of resources to create and sell a stamp or utilize the resources of Congress to pass a resolution. Focus on the budget and your job to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

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robbeers
CO-5
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 47 ("Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, as") because our elected officials have real work to do.

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sexy-penguin
WA-3
2 years ago

I oppose H.Res. 47 ("Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, as") because... The US Post Office is approaching bankruptcy. Issuing a new stamp to celebrate a religious holiday isn't going to change that. If the citizens who support this are willing to come up with the money to design, produce, and distribute the stamp then by all means they should. If they are not willing to pay for it then the US Post office should continue to only use current stamp designs.

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2002superhawk
MA-6
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/25/2013--Introduced.Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the United States Postal Service should issue a postage stamp honoring the holiday of Diwali, and (2) the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee should recommend to the Postmaster General that such a stamp be issued.

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