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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 973

  Recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, commending a month of 
fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to Muslims in 
  the United States and across the globe for a joyous and meaningful 
                       observance of Eid al-Fitr.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 22, 2020

Mrs. Dingell (for herself, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Rush, Ms. Omar, Ms. Tlaib, 
 Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mr. Pallone, Ms. Schakowsky, 
 Ms. Judy Chu of California, and Mr. Pascrell) submitted the following 
   resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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                               RESOLUTION


 
  Recognizing the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, commending a month of 
fasting and spiritual renewal, and extending best wishes to Muslims in 
  the United States and across the globe for a joyous and meaningful 
                       observance of Eid al-Fitr.

Whereas Ramadan is the holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal for Muslims 
        worldwide;
Whereas this month of sacrifice and contemplation began on the evening of 
        Thursday, April 23, 2020, based on the visual sightings of the crescent 
        moon;
Whereas Muslims in the United States and around the world observe Ramadan by 
        fasting, emphasizing self-discipline, worship, charity, and reading the 
        Holy Quran to improve patience, humility, and spirituality;
Whereas Ramadan continued until the evening of Saturday, May 23, 2020, with the 
        celebration of Eid al-Fitr;
Whereas Eid al-Fitr begins each year with the sighting of the new moon, 
        signifying a month-long end to fasting and reflection for all Muslim 
        followers;
Whereas it is estimated that there are approximately 1,800,000,000 Muslims 
        worldwide;
Whereas over 4,500 Muslims serve on active duty and over 2,300 Muslims serve as 
        selected reserve personnel in the United States Armed Forces;
Whereas the Muslim population has been growing in the United States and today's 
        American Muslim population is a tapestry of ethnic, racial, linguistic, 
        social, and economic groups;
Whereas American Muslims have contributed to every part of society to make 
        advancements in medicine, science, engineering, economics, sports, 
        education, and the law; and
Whereas the observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has concluded with 
        Eid al-Fitr, a three-day celebration: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That--
            (1) to demonstrate solidarity with and support for members 
        of the community of Islam in the United States and throughout 
        the world, the House of Representatives recognizes the 
        importance of the Islamic faith; and
            (2) in observance of and out of respect for Ramadan 
        tradition, the Muslim holy month of fasting and spiritual 
        renewal, the House of Representatives offers its best wishes to 
        all Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the conclusion of Ramadan, 
        while also expressing its deepest respect to Muslims in the 
        United States and worldwide on this important occasion.
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