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H. Res. 1479

In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

September 30 (legislative day, September 29), 2010

    Whereas today there are more than 21 million Americans with a physical disability;

    Whereas in the past few years thousands of military personnel have sustained serious injuries during active duty;

    Whereas research shows that daily physical activity enhances self-esteem and peer relationships, and results in increased achievement, better overall health, and a higher quality of life;

    Whereas United States Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, is dedicated to becoming the world leader in the Paralympic sports movement, and promoting excellence in the lives of people with physical disabilities;

    Whereas since its formation in 2001, United States Paralympics has been inspiring Americans to achieve their dreams;

    Whereas United States Paralympics makes a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals with a physical disability every day;

    Whereas United States Paralympic athletes have been competing in the Paralympic Games since 1960;

    Whereas the athletes in the Paralympic Games are the very best at their sports, devote countless hours to training, and receive support from their families, schools, and communities;

    Whereas the United States Paralympics Team brought home a total of 13 medals, including 4 gold medals, from the 2010 Paralympic Winter games in Vancouver; and

    Whereas the United States Paralympics Team won gold medals in Ice Hockey (Ice Sledge Hockey), Women’s Super Combined (Sitting), Women’s Downhill (Sitting), and Women’s Giant Slalom (Sitting): Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the United States House of Representatives—

(1) supports the work of the United States Paralympics;

(2) congratulates all of the United States Paralympics Team medal winners from the 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia;

(3) honors all of the Paralympic athletes for their contributions to the games; and

(4) recognizes the contributions of the athletes’ families, schools, and communities to the Paralympic Games, and the United States Team.