Congress Passes Resolution Commemorating May 4, 1970

Congress passes resolution in 2010

By a vote of 413-0, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution commemorating the 40th anniversary of the May 4, 1970, shootings at Kent State University. Rep. Tim Ryan, who serves the 17th District of Ohio, introduced the resolution on May 5, 2010. His district includes Kent, Ohio.

Representative Tim Ryan (2008)Two days prior to introducing the resolution, Ryan attended some of the 40th commemoration events at Kent State, including the university’s 2010 Democracy Speaker program that featured Ryan’s colleague and civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Read the resolution.

To watch Rep. Ryan introduce the resolution, visit

For more information on the 40th anniversary of May 4 at Kent State, visit the May 4 Newsroom at

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POSTED: Friday, May 7, 2010 - 12:00am
UPDATED: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 2:59pm