H.R. 2434

100th Congress
1st Session

To designate the westernmost point of Guam as "Point Udall," and to provide for
the placement of a plaque on such point, in honor of Morris Udall.


May 14, 1987

Mr. DENNY SMITH of Oregon (for himself and Mr. BLAZ) introduced the following bill, which was referred to the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.


    To designate the westernmost point of Guam as "Point Udall", and to provide for the placement of a plaque on such point, in honor of Morris Udall.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


The westernmost point on the Orote Peninsula of Guam, commonly called Orote Point, is hereby designated as "Point Udall" in honor of Morris Udall, a Member of the House of Representatives from the from the State of Arizona. Any reference to such point in a law, rule, map, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be considered to be a reference to "Point Udall".


(a) PLAQUE REQUIRED.--The Secretary of the Interior shall place and maintain a plaque on Federal land near "Point Udall' to honor the service and accomplishments of Morris Udall. The Secretary, in

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consultation with the Governor of Guam, shall determine the design, inscription, and location of such plaque.

(b) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.--Effective October 1, 1987, there is authorized to be appropriated $10,000 to carry out subsection (a).

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[Associated Press]


Rep. Denny Smith, R-Ore., and Ben Blaz, Guam's nonvoting delegate to Congress, noted in a letter to colleagues that the easternmost tip of the U.S. Virgin Islands is already called Point Udall in honor of Morris' brother, Stewart, who was Interior Secretary under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

"If our legislation is approved, America's day would begin and end at a Point Udall," Smith and Blaz said.

[From the New York Times, February 17, 19891


(By Martin Tolchin and David Binder)

Now the sun not only rises but also sets on "Udall Point."

The westernmost and easternmost parts of the nation have portions of land dedicated to the Udall brothers.

On Monday, the Governor of Guam dedicated a point of land of Orote Peninsula, the westernmost point, in honor of Representative Morris K. Udall, the chairman of the House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee.

Mr. Udall and Interior Secretary Manuel Lujan have been touring the Pacific territories this month. The peninsula is now named "Udall Point."

The delegation is visiting the territories to review legislation that is proposed for the region.

As a member of the House committee for more than 20 years, Mr. Udall, an Arizona Democrat, has been involved in supporting hurricane disaster relief, in appropriating $31 million for the island's only civilian-operated hospital and in recommending financing for Guam's power and water system, a Udall spokesman said.

Guam's action came 21 years after the United States Virgin Islands named a peninsula of St. Croix "Udall Point" for the Secretary of Interior Stewart Udall, Morris' brother, as an expression of gratitude for his efforts to help the economy of the islands.

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Addresses and Special Orders Held in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, Presented in Honor of The Honorable Morris K. "Mo" Udall, A Representative from Arizona, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session
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