NATIONAL DAY OF THE HORSE
(Senate - November 18, 2004)

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                       NATIONAL DAY OF THE HORSE

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
Judiciary Committee be discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 
452 and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk 
will report the resolution by title.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 452) designating December 13, 2004, 
     as ``National Day of the Horse'' and encouraging the people 
     of the United States to be mindful of the contribution of 
     horses to the economy, history, and character of the United 
     States.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
resolution.
  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
resolution be agreed to, the preamble be agreed to, the motions to 
reconsider be laid upon the table, and that any statements relating to 
this resolution be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 452) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 452

       Whereas the horse is a living link to the history of the 
     United States;
       Whereas without horses, the economy, history, and character 
     of the United States would be profoundly different;
       Whereas horses continue to permeate the society of the 
     United States, as witnessed on movie screens, on open land, 
     and in our own backyards;
       Whereas horses are a vital part of the collective 
     experience of the United States and deserve protection and 
     compassion;
       Whereas because of increasing pressure from modern society, 
     wild and domestic horses rely on humans for adequate food, 
     water, and shelter; and
       Whereas the Congressional Horse Caucus estimates that the 
     horse industry contributes much more than $100,000,000,000 
     each year to the economy of the United States: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates December 13, 2004, as ``National Day of the 
     Horse'', in recognition of the importance of horses to the 
     security, economy, recreation, and heritage of the United 
     States;
       (2) encourages all people of the United States to be 
     mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, 
     history, and character of the United States; and
       (3) requests that the President issue a proclamation 
     calling on the people of the United States and interested 
     organizations to observe the day with appropriate programs 
     and activities.

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