Discharge Petition #14 Filed by Oscar De Priest Regarding H. Res. 236, a Resolution to Prevent Discrimination
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This resolution and discharge petition from Representative Oscar De Priest, a Republican from Illinois, attempted to end racial discrimination in the House of Representatives' Restaurant. De Priest introduced in the House of Representatives H. Res. 236, which called for the creation of a special committee to investigate the House Restaurant's refusal to serve two African Americans, one of whom was a member of his staff. When the resolution got stuck in the Rules Committee, De Priest successfully used a discharge petition to move the resolution out of the Rules Committee and onto the House floor.
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