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Senate Unanimously Passes Rounds, Thune Resolution Honoring Abourezk

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) honoring the life and legacy of the late James George Abourezk. The resolution highlights Abourezk’s accomplishments and dedication as a public servant.

The resolution reads in part, “James G. Abourezk was elected to the United States Senate in 1972, representing the State of South Dakota from 1973 to 1979, and was the first Arab American to serve in the United States Senate;

“James G. Abourezk re-established the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate, serving as the first Chair of the Committee after re-establishment;

“James G. Abourezk continued to advocate on behalf of Native American communities after his retirement.

“[The Senate] honors the life and legacy of James G. Abourezk for his unwavering dedication to South Dakota as a public servant and his accomplishments in legislating with principle and dedication for the good of the people of the United States.”

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