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File #: 170687    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/22/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/22/2017
Title: Calling upon the Congress of the United States to direct Amtrak to comply with H.R. 4838 and immediately rename the 30th Street Station as the "William H. Gray, III 30th Street Station".
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Johnson, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature17068700.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
6/22/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules SuspendedPass  Action details Not available
6/22/20170 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
Title
Calling upon the Congress of the United States to direct Amtrak to comply with H.R. 4838 and immediately rename the 30th Street Station as the "William H. Gray, III 30th Street Station".

Body
WHEREAS, William H. Gray, III represented Pennsylvania's Second Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1979 until 1991; and

WHEREAS, Congressman William H. Gray, III was and remains the highest ranking member of the Pennsylvania delegation to serve in Congress as Chairman of the House Budget Committee from 1985 until 1989 and House Majority Whip from 1989 until 1991; and

WHEREAS, Congressman Gray, as Chairman of the House Budget Committee and House Majority Whip, was a strong advocate for funding infrastructure and public services; and

WHEREAS, Congressman Gray was a key voice in preventing the elimination of funding for Amtrak and instrumental in securing funding for the first major restoration of the 30th Street Station; and

WHEREAS, Congressman Gray resigned from congress in 1991 to become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Negro College Fund; and

WHEREAS, William H. Gray served the United Negro College Fund through 2004, raising more than $2.3 billion during his tenure; and

WHEREAS, In June 2012, the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania honored William H. Gray for his dedicated service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia and the residents of the Second Congressional District; and

WHEREAS, William H. Gray died July 1, 2013, at 71 years of age; and

WHEREAS, In the summer of 2014, the Congress of the United States, in commemoration of Congressman Gray's lifelong service and commitment to the City of Philadelphia, unanimously approved H.R. 4838, renaming the Amtrak railroad station located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, commonly known as "30th Street Station" as the "William H. Gray 30th Street Station"; and

WHEREAS, In ...

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