The late Texas Governor Ann Richards has been honored with a resolution passed by members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Representative Solomon P. Ortiz introduced the bill in late 2006, but it was not considered before Congress adjourned in December. It was approved yesterday.
Richards was Texas' second female governor. She died in September 2006 after battling esophageal cancer.
Richards served one term as Texas governor and was defeated in 1994 by George W. Bush, who later became president.
During her term, she made nearly three-thousand appointments, 46 percent female, 15 percent black, 20 percent Hispanic and 2 percent Asian.