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Agreed to Senate (09/26/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 261

Designating the week beginning September 23, 2013, as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week”.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 26, 2013

Mr. Graham (for himself, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Coons, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Isakson, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Casey, Mr. Pryor, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Blunt, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Burr, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Cardin, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Grassley, and Mr. Sessions) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Designating the week beginning September 23, 2013, as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week”.

Whereas there are 106 historically Black colleges and universities in the United States;

Whereas historically Black colleges and universities provide the quality education essential to full participation in a complex, highly technological society;

Whereas historically Black colleges and universities have a rich heritage and have played a prominent role in the history of the United States;

Whereas historically Black colleges and universities allow talented and diverse students, many of whom represent underserved populations, to attain their full potential through higher education; and

Whereas the achievements and goals of historically Black colleges and universities are deserving of national recognition: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) designates the week beginning September 23, 2013, as “National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week”; and

(2) calls on the people of the United States and interested groups to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for historically Black colleges and universities in the United States.