November 18, 2004 - Issue: Vol. 150, No. 133 — Daily Edition108th Congress (2003 - 2004) - 2nd Session
NATIONAL DAY OF THE HORSE
(Senate - November 18, 2004)
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[Page S11510] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. ____________________