Text: H.Con.Res.209 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Received in Senate (09/28/2005)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[H. Con. Res. 209 Received in Senate (RDS)]

  1st Session
H. CON. RES. 209



                           September 28, 2005



                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

 Supporting the goals and ideals of Domestic Violence Awareness Month 
    and expressing the sense of Congress that Congress should raise 
awareness of domestic violence in the United States and its devastating 
                          effects on families.

Whereas since the Violence Against Women Act was passed in 1994, the rate of 
        domestic violence has diminished; the rate of family violence fell 
        between 1993 and 2002 from 5.4 victims to 2.1 victims per 1,000 United 
        States residents age 12 or older;
Whereas although great strides have been made toward breaking the cycle of 
        violence, much work remains to be done;
Whereas domestic violence affects women, men, and children of all racial, 
        social, religious, ethnic, and economic groups in the United States;
Whereas family violence accounted for 11 percent of all reported and unreported 
        violence between 1998 and 2002;
Whereas about 22 percent of murders in 2002 were family murders;
Whereas family members were responsible for 43 percent of murders of females in 
Whereas of the nearly 500,000 men and women in State prisons for a violent crime 
        in 1997, 15 percent were there for a violent crime against a family 
Whereas the average age for a child killed by a parent is 7 years old and 4 out 
        of 5 victims killed by a parent were younger than 13 years old;
Whereas there is a need to increase the public awareness and understanding of 
        domestic violence and the needs of battered women and children;
Whereas the month of October, 2005, has been recognized as an appropriate month 
        for activities furthering awareness of domestic violence; and
Whereas the dedication and success of those working tirelessly to end domestic 
        violence and the strength of the survivors of domestic violence should 
        be recognized: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that Congress should raise awareness 
of domestic violence in the Nation by supporting the goals and ideals 
of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

            Passed the House of Representatives September 27, 2005.


                                                 JEFF TRANDAHL,