H.J.Res.378 - Commemorating June 22, 1994, as the 50th anniversary of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3] (Introduced 06/17/1994)|
|Committees:||House - Post Office and Civil Service|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/17/1994 Referred to the House Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.J. Res. 378 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 2d Session H. J. RES. 378 Commemorating June 22, 1994, as the 50th anniversary of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 17, 1994 Mr. Montgomery (for himself and Mr. Stump) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service _______________________________________________________________________ JOINT RESOLUTION Commemorating June 22, 1994, as the 50th anniversary of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. Whereas on June 22, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights of 1944; Whereas the GI Bill of Rights of 1944 provided education and training benefits to over 7,800,000 veterans; Whereas the GI Bill of Rights of 1944 provided unemployment benefits and job counseling services to assist veterans during the period between discharge from military service and re-employment; Whereas the GI Bill of Rights of 1944 is credited with contributing to the robust recovery of the United States post-World War II economy; Whereas Acts enacted subsequent to the GI Bill of Rights of 1944 have provided education and training benefits to 12,500,000 veterans, making education and training opportunities for those veterans obtainable and affordable; Whereas the GI Bill of Rights of 1944, and subsequent Acts, established home loan programs for veterans which, since 1944, have guaranteed over 14,300,000 loans, totaling over $450,000,000,000, providing home ownership opportunities to millions of veterans and their families; Whereas the GI Bill of Rights of 1944, and subsequent Acts, have been recognized by educational, business, sociocultural, and political leaders as landmark pieces of legislation which have collectively contributed to the development of the United States middle class; and Whereas Congress has repeatedly expressed its support for the goals of the GI Bill of Rights of 1944 through enactment of subsequent Acts: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That June 22, 1994, is hereby commemorated as the 50th anniversary of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. <all>