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Calendar No. 318
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
S. J. RES. 42
JOINT RESOLUTION
To designate March 16, 1989, as `Freedom of Information Day'.
October 26 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 18), 1989
Reported without amendment
SJ 42 RS
Calendar No. 318
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
S. J. RES. 42
To designate March 16, 1989, as `Freedom of Information Day'.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 31 (legislative day, JANUARY 3), 1989
Mr. PACKWOOD (for himself, Mr. WIRTH, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. DECONCINI,
Mr. METZENBAUM, Mr. WARNER, Mr. STEVENS, Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. SIMON, Mr. SYMMS,
Mr. THURMOND, Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. ADAMS, Mr. BENTSEN, Mr. BIDEN, Mr. BOND,
Mr. BOSCHWITZ, Mr. BRADLEY, Mr. BUMPERS, Mr. BURDICK, Mr. BURNS, Mr. CHAFEE,
Mr. COATS, Mr. CONRAD, Mr. CRANSTON, Mr. D'AMATO, Mr. DANFORTH, Mr. DASCHLE,
Mr. DIXON, Mr. DOLE, Mr. DURENBERGER, Mr. GARN, Mr. GLENN, Mr. GORE, Mr. GRAMM,
Mr. INOUYE, Mr. JOHNSTON, Mrs. KASSEBAUM, Mr. KASTEN, Mr. KERREY, Mr. KERRY,
Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. KOHL, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. LUGAR, Mr. MATSUNAGA,
Mr. MCCLURE, Mr. MITCHELL, Mr. MOYNIHAN, Mr. MURKOWSKI, Mr. NUNN, Mr. PELL,
Mr. PRESSLER, Mr. PRYOR, Mr. RIEGLE, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. WILSON,
Mr. ARMSTRONG, and Mr. GORTON) introduced the following joint resolution;
which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
October 26 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 18), 1989
Reported by Mr. BIDEN, without amendment
JOINT RESOLUTION
To designate March 16, 1989, as `Freedom of Information Day'.
Whereas a fundamental principle of our Government is that a well-informed
citizenry can reach the important decisions that determine the present and
future of the Nation;
Whereas the freedoms we cherish as Americans are fostered by free access
to information;
Whereas many Americans, because they have never known any other way of life,
take for granted the guarantee of free access to information that derives
from the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States;
Whereas the guarantee of free access to information should be emphasized
and celebrated annually; and
Whereas March 16 is the anniversary of the birth of James Madison, one of
the Founding Fathers, who recognized and supported the need to guarantee
individual rights through the Bill of Rights: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
  of America in Congress assembled, That March 16, 1989, is designated as
  `Freedom of Information Day', and the President is authorized and requested
  to issue a proclamation calling upon Federal, State, and local government
  agencies and the people of the United States to observe such day with
  appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.sten, Mr. KERREY, Mr. KERRY,
  Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. KOHL, Mr. LEAHY, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. LUGAR, Mr. MATSUNAGA,
  Mr. MCCLURE, Mr. MITCHELL, Mr. MOYNIHAN, Mr. MURKOWSKI, Mr. NUNN, Mr. PELL,
  Mr. PRESSLER, Mr. PRYOR, Mr. RIEGLE, Mr. ROCKEFELLER, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. WILSON,
  Mr. ARMSTRONG, and Mr. GORTON) introduced the following joint resolution;

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