Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Serrano Resolution To Honor Roberto Clemente Approved in the House of Representatives

Dec 10, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today applauded the approval of his resolution to honor Puerto Rican baseball player Roberto Clemente (H.Res. 792), the resolution passed the House with 385 Members in favor, one against, two voting present, and 44 Members not voting . First introduced in April 2018, the resolution urges the Secretary of the Interior to recognize the historical significance of Roberto Clemente’s place of death in Loiza, Puerto Rico, by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places. This site is the place where Roberto Clemente’s family gathers every year to throw flowers into the sea in commemoration of his death.

“Roberto Clemente was a trailblazer in baseball and in his life of service outside of baseball. Tragically, he unexpectedly lost his life at the age of 38 in a plane crash while flying to deliver and monitor relief supplies to Nicaraguan earthquake victims. Through his dedication, success, and service, Roberto Clemente served as a role model for millions of youngsters in the United States and Puerto Rico.  Adding the site of his untimely death to the National Register of Historic Places will create a place for our nation to honor the life of a legend for generations to come,” said Congressman Serrano.

Click here to view Congressman Serrano’s remarks on his Resolution on the House Floor.