H.Con.Res.209 - 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.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] (Introduced 07/14/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||09/28/2005 Received in the Senate. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Received in Senate (09/28/2005)
[Congressional Bills 109th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Con. Res. 209 Received in Senate (RDS)] 109th CONGRESS 1st Session H. CON. RES. 209 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 28, 2005 Received _______________________________________________________________________ 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 2002; 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 member; 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. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.