Sending Office: Honorable James B. Renacci
Sent By:
Benjamin.Margolin@mail.house.gov

Current Cosponsors: Jim Renacci, Bill Pascrell Jr., Jose Serrano, Marcia Fudge, Rick Allen, Susan Brooks, Earl Blumeanauer, Ron Kind, Thomas MacArthur, Daniel Lipinski, Rodney Frelinghyusen, Frank Pallone Jr., Steve
Stivers, Keith Rothfus, Mark Amodei, Stevan Pearce, Leonard Lance, Adam Kinzinger, Mike Kelly, Blake Farenthold, Barbara Comstock, Stephen Knight, Michael Capuano, Elijah Cummings, Bobby Scott, David Joyce, David Cicilline, Elise Stefanik,
Lou Barletta, Brett Guthrie, David Roe, Diane Black, Albio Sires, David Valadao, Stephanie Murphy, Darren Soto, Larry Bucshon, Derek Kilmer, Jackie Walorski, Bob Gibbs, Eric Swalwell, Peter King, Peter Welch, Rosa DeLauro,
Sander Levin, Brian Higgins, Emanuel Cleaver, Diana DeGette, Donald Norcross, Donald Payne, Kurt Schrader, Janice Schakowsky, Cedric Richmond, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler, Gerald Connolly, Grace Meng, Michael Doyle, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Joseph Kennedy
III, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Tony Cardenas, Maxine Waters, 
Mike Bishop, Bradley Byrne, Robert Latta, Michael Turner, Louie Gohmert, Peter Roskam, Christopher Smith, Chris Collins, Michael McCaul, Rob Bishop, Kathleen Rice, Seth Moulton, John Larson,
Robert Brady, Juan Vargas, Niki Tsongas, Gene Green, Wm. Lacy Clay, Danny Davis, Tim Ryan, 
Chris Stewart, Dana Rohrabacher, Rodney Davis, David McKinley, Lamar Smith, Rob Woodall, Billy Long, Pete Olson, Robert Wittman, George Holding, Jody Rice, Richard
Hudson, Warren Davidson, Patrick Tiberi, Jack Bergman, Steve Chabot, Darrell Issa, Doug LaMalfa, Tim Walberg, Ed Perlmutter, Hakeem Jeffries, Scott Peters, Josh Gottheimer, Rick Crawford, Marsha Blackburn, Mark walker, Bill Johnson, Tom Marino, Robert
Pittenger, Duncan Hunter, Paul Cook, Kevin Yoder, Dave Brat, Mike Thompson, Trent Kelly, Tom Emmer, Alan Lowenthal, Dennis Ross, Chuck Fleischmann, John Faso, David Schweikert, Bruce Westernman, Frank LoBiondo, Jim Jordan, Brian Mast, Mike
Quigley, 
John Ratcliffe, James Langevin, Sheila Jackson Lee, Ryan Costello, Pete Sessions, Daniel Webster, Erik Paulsen, Dan Newhouse, Daniel Donovan, Ken Buck, John Shimkus, David Reichert, Steven Palazzo, Lloyd Smucker, Frank Lucas, Mike Coffman,
Jodey Arrington, Todd Rokita, Patrick McHenry, Tom Reed, Julia Brownley, Rick Larsen, Marcy Kaptur, Katherine Clark, Keith Ellison, Adam Smith, Richard Neal, James McGovern, Jason Smith, Sean Duffy, James Sensenbrenner Jr., Brad Wenstrup, Greg Walden,
Blaine Luetkemeyer, Scott Tipton, Bill Shuster, Andy Barr, Bill Flores, Scott Perry, Charles Dent, Matt Gaetz, Kevin Brady, Glenn Grothman, Henry Cuellar, Bruce Polliquin, Thomas Rooney Jr., Fred Upton, Tim Murphy, Stephen Lynch, Steve Cohen,
Nydia Velazquez, 
Lynn Jenkins, Brendan Boyle, Matt Cartwright, Judy Chu, James Clyburn, John Conyers Jr., Joe Courtney, Joseph Crowley, Peter DeFazio, Suzan DelBene, Debbie Dingell, Lloyd Doggett, Eliot Engel, Elizabeth Esty, Bill Foster, Raul Grijalva,
Luis Gutierrez, Alcee Hastings, Steny Hoyer, Hank Johnson Jr., Daniel Kildee, Barbara Lee, John Lewis, Zoe Lofgren, Gregory Meeks, Gwen Moore, Richard Nolan, Jimmy Panetta, Davidf Price, Linda Sanchez, Bennie Thompson, Timothy Walz, Bobby Rush, 
Carlos
Curbelo, Kay Granger, Bill Posey, Patrich Meehan, Mario Diaz-Balart, Kenny Marchant, Eleanor-Holmes Norton, Dwight Evans, Roger Williams, Raul Labrador, Kristi Noem, Tom Rice, Ted Budd, Tom Cole, Alma Adams, Will Hurd, John Delaney, Yvette
Clarke, A. Donald McEachin, John Yarmuth, Raul Ruiz, Doris Matsui, Al Green, Terri Sewell, Colleen Hanabusa, Adriano Espaillat, Nanette Barragan, 
Sam Johnson, Glenn Thompson

 

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to honor Larry Doby’s many achievements and contributions to American major league athletics, civil rights, and the armed forces by cosponsoring H.R. 1861, the Larry Doby Congressional Gold Medal Act to award him the Congressional Gold
Medal. This legislation gained the support of over 290 Members of the House of Representative in the 114th Congress.

Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Doby was an extraordinary individual and a sports legend that broke through racial barriers by becoming the first African American to play professional baseball in the American League. Upon his honorable discharge from the United
States Navy in 1946, Larry Doby played baseball in the Negro League for the Newark Eagles. In 1947, his contract was purchased by the Cleveland Indians where he began his illustrious 13 year career in the American League. After appearing in 1,533 games and
batting .283, with 253 home runs and 969 runs batted in, and being voted to seven All-Star teams, Larry Doby was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.

In addition to being the first African American to play and hit a home run in a World Series, Larry Doby was deeply committed to his community. In expression of this profound commitment, Larry served as the Director of Community Relations for the NBA’s New
Jersey Nets.  This position granted Larry the opportunity to leverage his character and stature to participate in and influence youth in many of New Jersey’s inner cities.

Larry Doby deserves recognition not only for his athletic feats, but also for his courageous leadership and the inspiration he gave to millions around the world as he fought racism and served as a paradigm of the American Dream. Please join us in honoring
a remarkable individual who worked hard to serve his community and played an important role in shaping America’s future.  To become a cosponsor of this legislation, please contact Stephen Hostelley with Rep. Renacci (Stephen.Hostelley@mail.house.gov).

Related Legislative Issues

Selected legislative information: Civil Rights, Finance

Related Bill Information

Bill Type: H.R.
Bill Number: 1861
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