Text: H.J.Res.134 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/04/1993)

[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.J. Res. 134 Introduced in House (IH)]

  1st Session
H. J. RES. 134

Designating April 25 through May 1, 1993, as ``National Crime Victims' 
                             Rights Week''.



                             March 4, 1993

Mr. Gekas (for himself and Mr. Schumer) introduced the following joint 
  resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and 
                             Civil Service


                            JOINT RESOLUTION

Designating April 25 through May 1, 1993, as ``National Crime Victims' 
                             Rights Week''.

Whereas there were over 35,000,000 crimes committed last year in America, with 
        one violent crime occurring every 17 seconds;
Whereas more than 4 out of 5 Americans are personally ``very concerned'' about 
        violent crime;
Whereas victims of crime across America deserve respect and assistance not only 
        from the criminal justice system, but from society as well;
Whereas there is a crucial need to provide crime victims with quality programs 
        and services to help them recover from the devastating psychological, 
        physical, emotional and financial hardships resulting from their 
Whereas there are 10,000 public and private agencies and organizations in the 
        United States that are dedicated to improving the plight of crime 
Whereas the Nation's victims' rights movement and allied professions deserve 
        recognition for their tireless efforts on behalf of victims of crime and 
        their struggle to reduce senseless violence in America; and
Whereas it is essential for all Americans to join together and commit their 
        individual and collective resources to victim assistance and violence 
        reduction: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled, That April 25 through May 1, 
1993, is designated as ``National Crime Victims' Rights Week'', and the 
President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling 
upon the people of the United States to observe the week with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities.