H.Res.255 - Condemning bigotry and violence against Sikh Americans in the wake of terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] (Introduced 10/04/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/27/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 255 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 255 Condemning bigotry and violence against Sikh Americans in the wake of terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 4, 2001 Mr. Honda (for himself, Mr. Shays, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Berman, Mr. Delahunt, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Farr of California, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Dingell, Mr. Payne, Ms. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Ford, Mr. Frelinghuysen, Mr. Herger, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Clement, Ms. Berkley, Ms. McCollum, Mrs. Meek of Florida, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Souder, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Condit, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Israel, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Simmons, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. King, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Pombo, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Doggett, Mr. Knollenberg, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Cooksey, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. George Miller of California, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Tauscher, Ms. Solis, Mr. Towns, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Moran of Virginia, Mr. Jackson of Illinois, Mrs. Morella, Mr. Gilman, Mr. Tom Davis of Virginia, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Ms. Watson of California, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Baca, Mr. Horn, Mr. Wu, Mr. Lantos, Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, Mr. Underwood, Ms. McKinney, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. Frost, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Borski, Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas, Mr. Stark, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Ms. Lee, Mr. Ose, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Green of Wisconsin, Mr. Kleczka, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Royce, Mr. Lewis of California, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Bonior, Mr. Holt, Mr. Capuano, Mr. Fattah, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Reyes, Mrs. McCarthy of New York, Mr. Visclosky, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Filner, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Dicks, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, and Mr. Lampson) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Condemning bigotry and violence against Sikh Americans in the wake of terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Whereas all Americans are united in condemning, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorists who planned and carried out the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and in pursuing all those responsible for those attacks and their sponsors until they are brought to justice; Whereas Sikh Americans form a vibrant, peaceful, and law-abiding part of America's people; Whereas approximately 500,000 Sikh Americans reside in the United States and are a vital part of the Nation; Whereas Sikh Americans stand resolutely in support of the commitment of our Government to bring the terrorists and those that harbor them to justice; Whereas the Sikh faith is a distinct religion with a distinct religious and ethnic identity that has its own places of worship and a distinct holy text and religious tenets; Whereas many Sikh Americans, who are easily recognizable by their turbans and beards, which are required articles of their faith, have suffered both verbal and physical assaults as a result of misguided anger toward Arab Americans and Muslim Americans in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack; Whereas Sikh Americans, as do all Americans, condemn acts of hate and prejudice against any American; and Whereas the House of Representatives is seriously concerned by the number of hate crimes against Sikh Americans and other Americans all across the Nation that have been reported in the wake of the tragic events that unfolded on September 11, 2001: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-- (1) declares that, in the quest to identify, locate, and bring to justice the perpetrators and sponsors of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, the civil rights and civil liberties of all Americans, including Sikh Americans, should be protected; (2) condemns bigotry and any acts of violence or discrimination against any Americans, including Sikh Americans; (3) calls upon local and Federal law enforcement authorities to work to prevent hate crimes against all Americans, including Sikh Americans; and (4) calls upon local and Federal law enforcement authorities to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law all those who commit hate crimes. <all>