Summary: H.Con.Res.85 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (03/13/2003)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced in the House of Representatives on March 10, 2003. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Expresses the deepest condolences of Congress to the family members and friends who lost loved ones as a result of the tragic fire on February 20, 2003, at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, and offers its hope for the quick and full recovery of those persons who were injured in the fire.

Expresses immense gratitude for the efforts of countless emergency response personnel, local, State, and Federal officials, health care providers, volunteers, businesses, and citizens who have been part of the response to this tragedy.

Urges State and local officials and the owners of entertainment facilities to examine their safety practices, fire codes, and enforcement capabilities in light of this horrific tragedy and to take all necessary action to ensure that such a tragedy never befalls any community again.