Text: H.Con.Res.422 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Referred in Senate (06/07/2006)

[Congressional Bills 109th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 422 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 422



                              June 7, 2006

Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

   Supporting the goals and ideals of the Vigil for Lost Promise day.

Whereas over 26,000 citizens die from the effects of drug abuse each year;
Whereas the damage from drugs is not limited to drug abusers; the collateral 
        damage from drugs is enormous, and drug abuse costs society over $60 
        billion in social costs and lost productivity;
Whereas drugs rob users, their families, and all Americans of dreams, promise, 
        ambitions, talent, and lives;
Whereas drug abuse affects millions of families in the United States;
Whereas the stigma of drug abuse and the cloak of denial keep many individuals 
        and families from dealing with the impact of drugs;
Whereas many friends and families are ashamed to acknowledge the death of their 
        loved ones caused by drug abuse;
Whereas all Americans can benefit from illuminating the problem of drug abuse 
        and its impact on families, communities, and society;
Whereas the futures of thousands of the Nation's youth have been cut short 
        because of drug abuse; and
Whereas law enforcement, public health and research organizations, community 
        coalitions, drug prevention outreach organizations, individual parents, 
        siblings, friends, and concerned citizens are joining together on June 
        8, 2006, in a Vigil for Lost Promise, to call public attention to the 
        tremendous promise which has been lost with the deaths of those affected 
        by drugs: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress supports the goals and ideals of the Vigil for Lost 
Promise day.

            Passed the House of Representatives June 6, 2006.


                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,