SENATE RESOLUTION 318--DESIGNATING AUGUST 2002, AS ``NATIONAL MISSING ADULT AWARENESS MONTH''
(Senate - August 01, 2002)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 318--DESIGNATING AUGUST 2002, AS ``NATIONAL MISSING 
                        ADULT AWARENESS MONTH''

  Mrs. LINCOLN submitted the following resolution; which was considered 
and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 318

       Whereas our Nation must acknowledge that missing adults are 
     a growing group of victims, who range in age from young 
     adults to senior citizens and reach across all lifestyles;
       Whereas every missing adult has the right to be searched 
     for and to be remembered, regardless of the adult's age;
       Whereas our world does not suddenly become a safe haven 
     when an individual becomes an adult;
       Whereas there are tens of thousands of endangered or 
     involuntarily missing adults over the age of 17 in our 
     Nation, and daily, more victims are reported missing;
       Whereas the majority of missing adults are unrecognized and 
     unrepresented;
       Whereas our Nation must become aware that there are 
     endangered and involuntarily missing adults, and each one of 
     these individuals is worthy of recognition and deserving of a 
     diligent search and thorough investigation;
       Whereas every missing adult is someone's beloved 
     grandparent, parent, child, sibling, or dearest friend;
       Whereas families, law enforcement agencies, communities, 
     and States should unite to offer much needed support and to 
     provide a strong voice for the endangered and involuntarily 
     missing adults of our Nation;
       Whereas we must support and encourage the citizens of our 
     Nation to continue with efforts to awaken our Nation's 
     awareness to the plight of our missing adults;
       Whereas we must improve and promote reporting procedures 
     involving missing adults and unidentified deceased persons; 
     and
       Whereas our Nation's awareness, acknowledgment, and support 
     of missing adults, and encouragement of efforts to continue 
     our search for these adults, must continue from this day 
     forward: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates August 2002, as ``National Missing Adult 
     Awareness Month''; and
       (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation 
     calling upon the people of the United States to observe the 
     month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
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  SENATE RESOLUTION 319--RECOGNIZING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PROFESSOR 
                            MILTON FRIEDMAN

  Mr. GRAMM submitted the following resolution; which was considered 
and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 319

       Whereas California resident and Nobel Laureate economist 
     Professor Milton Friedman:
       Whereas he was born on this day, July 31, in the year 1912, 
     the fourth and youngest child to Austro-Hungarian immigrants 
     in Brooklyn, New York;
       Whereas he served as a research staffer to the National 
     Bureau of Economic Research from 1937 to 1981;
       Whereas he helped implement wartime tax policy at the 
     United States Treasury from 1941 to 1943, and further 
     contributed to the war effort from 1943 to 1945 at Columbia 
     University by studying weapons design and military tactics;
       Whereas he served as a professor of economics at the 
     University of Chicago from 1946 to 1976;
       Whereas he was a founding member and president of the Mont 
     Pelerin Society;
       Whereas he was awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic 
     Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel in 1976;
       Whereas since 1977 has served as a Senior Research Fellow 
     at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at 
     Stanford University;
       Whereas in 1988 was awarded the Presidential Medal of 
     Freedom; and
       Whereas he has been a champion of an all-volunteer armed 
     forces, an advisor to presidents, and has taught the American 
     people the value of capitalism and freedom through his public 
     broadcasting series,
       Be it therefore Resolved, That the United States Senate 
     commend and express its deep gratitude to Professor Milton 
     Friedman for his invaluable contribution to public discourse, 
     American democracy, and the cause of human freedom.
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 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 134--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS TO 
   DESIGNATE THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EACH SEPTEMBER AS ``NATIONAL GOOD 
                             NEIGHBOR DAY''

  Mr. BAUCUS (for himself, Mr. Burns, Mr. Miller, Mr. Levin, Mr. 
Cochran, Mrs. Clinton, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Helms, 
and Mr. Stevens) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which 
was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary:

                            S. Con. Res. 134

       Whereas while our society has developed highly effective 
     means of speedy communication around the world, it has failed 
     to ensure communication around the world and among 
     individuals who live side by side;
       Whereas the endurance of human values and consideration for 
     others is of prime importance if civilization is to survive; 
     and
       Whereas being good neighbors to those around us is the 
     first step toward human understanding: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives 
     concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that the 
     President should--
       (1) issue a proclamation designating the fourth Sunday of 
     each September as ``National Good Neighbor Day''; and
       (2) call upon the people of the United States and 
     interested groups and organizations to observe such day with 
     appropriate ceremonies and activities.
  Mr. BAUCUS. Mr. President, I introduce a resolution to designate the 
fourth Sunday of each September as National Good Neighbor Day.
  Back in the 1970's, a wonderful lady from Montana named Becky Mattson 
came up with the idea of National Good Neighbor Day. She observed that 
technology was allowing the world to grow closer together. Television 
allowed individuals to learn about new cultures and ways of life. Wide 
use of the telephone was allowing people to communicate from across the 
globe. However, people were becoming less likely to get to know their 
next-door neighbor.
  She concluded that, as a nation, we should place greater emphasis on 
the importance of community and being a good neighbor. Becky believed 
that kids who were taught to be good neighbors would become adults who 
were good neighbors and that a day dedicated to this cause would be a 
catalyst to encourage families to be good neighbors.
  Becky was successful in her efforts and with the help of the late 
Senator Mansfield, three presidents--President Carter, President Ford, 
and President Nixon proclaimed the fourth Sunday of September National 
Good Neighbor Day.
  Now, in the aftermath of the events of September 11, Americans have 
united in an unprecedented way. Strangers, friends, colleagues, 
classmates, and family have exhibited the best of the human spirit in 
the face of enormous tragedy. From the firefighters and rescue workers 
in New York City and at the Pentagon to the second graders who have 
held bake sales to raise money for the families of victims, Americans 
have defined the meaning of a good neighbor.
  Now, when illustrating the definition of a good neighbor means more 
than ever before, both Becky and I believe that National Good Neighbor 
Day should be made permanent. Having a day designated to being a good 
neighbor will reinforce the strength of our communities and show our 
resolve to be united as a nation. I thank the co-sponsors to this 
resolution--Senators Burns, Miller, Levin, Cochran, Clinton, Landrieu, 
and Johnson and I encourage all of my colleagues to support it. Mr. 
President, I ask unanimous consent that the text of the bill be printed 
in the Record.

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  SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 135--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS 
REGARDING HOUSING AFFORDABILITY AND URGING FAIR AND EXPEDITIOUS REVIEW 
BY INTERNATIONAL TRADE TRIBUNALS TO ENSURE A COMPETITIVE NORTH AMERICAN 
                       MARKET FOR SOFTWOOD LUMBER

  Mr. NICKLES (for himself, Mr. Kyl, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. 
Bunning, Mr. Graham, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Hagel, and Mrs. Carnahan) submitted 
the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the 
Committee on Finance:

                            S. Con. Res. 135

       Whereas the United States and Canada have, since 1989, 
     worked to eliminate tariff and nontariff barriers to trade;
       Whereas free trade has greatly benefitted the United States 
     and Canadian economies;
       Whereas the U.S. International Trade Commission only found 
     the potential for a Threat of Injury (as opposed to actual 
     injury) to domestic lumber producers but the Department of 
     Commerce imposed a 27 percent duty on U.S. lumber consumers;
       Whereas trade restrictions on Canadian lumber exported to 
     the U.S. market have been an exception to the general rule of 
     bilateral free trade;
       Whereas the legitimate interests of consumers are often 
     overlooked in trade disputes;
       Whereas the availability of the affordable housing is 
     important to American home buyers and the need for the 
     availability of such housing, particularly in metropolitan 
     cities across America, is growing faster than it can be met;
       Whereas imposition of special duties on U.S. consumers of 
     softwood lumber, essential for construction of on-site and 
     manufactured homes, jeopardizes housing affordability, and
       Whereas the United States has agreed to abide by dispute 
     settlement procedures in the World Trade Organization and the 
     North American Free Trade Agreement, providing for 
     international review of national remedy actions; and,
       Whereas the World Trade Organization and North American 
     Free Trade Agreement dispute panels are reviewing findings by 
     the ITC: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives 
     concurring), that it is the sense of the Congress that--
       (1) The Department of Commerce and U.S. Trade 
     Representative should work to assure that no delays occur in 
     resolving the current disputes before the NAFTA and WTO 
     panels, supporting a fair and expeditious review;
       (2) U.S. anti-dumping and countervail law is a rules-based 
     system that should proceed to conclusion in WTO and NAFTA 
     trade panels;
       (3) The President should continue discussions with the 
     Government of Canada to promote open trade between the United 
     States and Canada on softwood lumber free of trade restraints 
     that harm consumers;
       (4) The President should consult with all stakeholders, 
     including consumers of lumber products in future discussions 
     regarding any terms of trade in softwood lumber between the 
     United States and Canada.
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 SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 136--REQUESTING THE PRESIDENT TO ISSUE A 
PROCLAMATION IN OBSERVANCE OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF 
      THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE AGENCIES

  Mr. BAUCUS (for himself and Mr. Burns) submitted the following 
concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the 
Judiciary.

                            S. Con. Res. 136

       Whereas on September 17, 1902, when Theodore Roosevelt was 
     President, 8 wildlife managers and game wardens from 6 States 
     met in West Yellowstone, Montana, on behalf of the country's 
     beleaguered fish and wildlife populations, and established 
     the National Association of Game and Fish Wardens and 
     Commissioners, which later became the International 
     Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (IAFWA);
       Whereas 100 years later, IAFWA represents the fish and 
     wildlife agencies of all 50 States and enjoys the membership 
     of several Federal natural resource agencies, the Federal and 
     provincial fish and wildlife agencies of Canada, and the 
     Federal natural resource agency of Mexico;
       Whereas IAFWA has been a significant force in the enactment 
     of fish and wildlife conservation treaties and Federal 
     statutes too numerous to enumerate, including the Migratory 
     Bird Treaty Act; the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration 
     Act; the Dingell-Johnson Sportfish Restoration Act; all farm 
     bills enacted since 1985; the North American Wetlands 
     Conservation Act; the National Wildlife Refuge System 
     Improvement Act of 1997, and the Fish and Wildlife Programs 
     Improvement and National Wildlife Refuge System Centennial 
     Act of 2000, to mention but a few;
       Whereas IAFWA continues to promote the sustainable use of 
     natural resources, to encourage cooperation and coordination 
     of fish and wildlife conservation and management at all 
     levels of government; to encourage professional management of 
     fish and wildlife; to develop coalitions among conservation 
     organizations to promote fish and wildlife interests; and to 
     foster public understanding of the need for conservation; and
       Whereas the State fish and wildlife agencies have 
     successfully restored healthy fish and wildlife populations 
     enjoyed by all Americans largely using Federal excise taxes 
     paid by hunters and anglers into the Federal trust funds 
     known as the Pittman-Robertson, Dingell-Johnson, and Wallop-
     Breaux trust funds, and using State hunting and fishing 
     license fees: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives 
     concurring), That the Congress--
       (1) recognizes the significance of the centennial of the 
     establishment of the entity that became the International 
     Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies;
       (2) acknowledges the outstanding contributions of its 
     members agencies to fish and wildlife conservation; and
       (3) requests the President to issue a proclamation 
     observing the 100th anniversary of the founding of the 
     International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 137--EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF CONGRESS THAT 
 THE FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE SHOULD EXERT ITS BEST 
EFFORTS TO CAUSE THE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION AND THE 
 OWNERS OF THE TEAMS OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT 
 TO CONTINUE TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL GAMES WITHOUT ENGAGING IN A 
STRIKE, TO LOCKOUT, OR ANY CONDUCT THAT INTERFERES WITH THE PLAYING OF 
                 SCHEDULED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL GAMES

  Mr. MILLER submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
considered and agreed to:

                            S. Con. Res. 137

       Whereas major league baseball is a national institution and 
     is commonly referred to as ``the national pastime'';
       Whereas major league baseball and its players played a 
     critical role in restoring America's spirit following the 
     tragic events of September 11, 2001;
       Whereas major league baseball players are role models to 
     millions of young Americans; and
       Whereas while the financial issues involved in this current 
     labor negotiation are significant, they pale in comparison to 
     the damage that will be caused by a strike or work stoppage: 
     Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives 
     concurring), That it is the sense of Congress that the 
     Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, on its own motion 
     and in accordance with section 203(b) of the Labor Management 
     Relations Act, 1947 (29 U.S.C. 173(b)), should immediately--
       (1) proffer its services to the Major League Baseball 
     Players Association and the owners of the teams of Major 
     League Baseball to resolve labor contract disputes relating 
     to entering into a collective bargaining agreement; and
       (2) use its best efforts to bring the parties to agree to 
     such contract without engaging in a strike, a lockout, or any 
     other conduct that interferes with the playing of scheduled 
     professional baseball games.

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