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Introduced in House (07/24/2013)

1st Session
H. RES. 317

Celebrating the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California.


July 24, 2013

Ms. Hahn (for herself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Hoyer, Ms. Brownley of California, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Ms. Linda T. Sánchez of California, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. McCarthy of California, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Royce, Ms. Waters, Ms. Chu, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Waxman, Ms. Bass, Mrs. Negrete McLeod, Mr. Becerra, and Mr. Schiff) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


Celebrating the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California.

    Whereas the Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for adults and children with intellectual disabilities in the world;

    Whereas the Special Olympics changes attitudes and enhances the lives of millions of persons with disabilities;

    Whereas the Special Olympics World Games, occurring every 2 years, is one of the largest sports and humanitarian events in the world;

    Whereas the 2015 World Games will be held in the United States for the first time since 1999;

    Whereas the City of Los Angeles, as the second largest urban area in the United States and a sports capital of the world, is exceptionally suited to host the World Games;

    Whereas the 2015 World Games is predicted to draw over 7,000 athletes, 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers, and 500,000 spectators from across the globe; and

    Whereas the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles, California, will inspire and educate its participants, spectators, and a global audience: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes the importance of the Special Olympics World Games to the millions of people with intellectual disabilities and their loved ones;

(2) supports the efforts of the coaches, educators, volunteers, leaders, and staff who make the Games possible; and

(3) celebrates the return of the World Games to the United States and the City of Los Angeles.