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                                                       Calendar No. 317
105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
S. RES. 181

  Expressing the sense of the Senate that on March 2, every child in 
  America should be in the company of someone who will read to him or 
                                  her.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           February 25, 1998

Mr. Robb (for himself, Mr. Jeffords, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Biden, 
Mr. Bingaman, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Breaux, Mr. Bryan, Mr. Bumpers, Mr. Byrd, 
Mr. Cleland, Mr. Conrad, Mr. Daschle, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Durbin, 
  Mr. Feingold, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Ford, Mr. Glenn, Mr. Graham, Mr. 
Hollings, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Kerrey, Mr. Kerry, 
   Mr. Kohl, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Levin, Mr. 
Lieberman, Ms. Mikulski, Ms. Moseley-Braun, Mr. Moynihan, Mrs. Murray, 
Mr. Reed, Mr. Reid, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Torricelli, Mr. 
   Wellstone, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Allard, Mr. Ashcroft, Mr. 
Bennett, Mr. Bond, Mr. Burns, Mr. Brownback, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Chafee, 
  Mr. Coats, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Collins, Mr. Coverdell, Mr. Craig, Mr. 
D'Amato, Mr. DeWine, Mr. Domenici, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Faircloth, Mr. Frist, 
Mr. Gorton, Mr. Grams, Mr. Gregg, Mr. Hagel, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Helms, Mr. 
Hutchinson, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Kempthorne, Mr. Lott, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Mack, 
Mr. McCain, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Murkowski, Mr. Nickles, Mr. Roberts, Mr. 
Sessions, Mr. Shelby, Mr. Smith of New Hampshire, Mr. Smith of Oregon, 
  Ms. Snowe, Mr. Specter, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Thompson, Mr. 
Thurmond, and Mr. Warner) submitted the following resolution; which was 
               referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

                           February 26, 1998

                Reported by Mr. Hatch, without amendment

                           February 26, 1998

                        Considered and agreed to

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                               RESOLUTION


 
  Expressing the sense of the Senate that on March 2, every child in 
  America should be in the company of someone who will read to him or 
                                  her.

Whereas reading is a basic skill for a quality education, a requirement for a 
        successful life's work, and a source of pleasure throughout life;
Whereas reading ability is essential to our Nation's ability to remain 
        competitive in a global economy; and
Whereas the American Library Association, the National Family Literacy Council, 
        the National Association of Elementary School Principals, Reading Is 
        Fundamental, the International Reading Association, the Boys and Girls 
        Clubs of America, and others have joined with the National Education 
        Association to use March 2 as a national day to celebrate reading: Now, 
        therefore, be it
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that--
            (1) March 2, 1998, shall be known as ``Read Across America 
        Day'' to focus on the basic component of learning;
             (2) every child should be in the company of someone who 
        will read to him or her on March 2, Dr. Seuss' birthday;
            (3) the success of Dr. Seuss and many others like him in 
        encouraging children to discover the joy of books is applauded; 
        and
            (4) all parents are encouraged to read with their children 
        for at least one half hour on March 2, in honor of Dr. Seuss to 
        help us realize the goal of having the best readers in the 
        world.




                                                       Calendar No. 317

105th CONGRESS

  2d Session

                              S. RES. 181

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                               RESOLUTION

  Expressing the sense of the Senate that on March 2, every child in 
  America should be in the company of someone who will read to him or 
                                  her.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           February 26, 1998

                        Considered and agreed to