SENATE RESOLUTION 184--OFFERING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF OFFICER STEPHEN T. JOHNS AND CALLING ON THE LEADERS OF ALL NATIONS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE MANIFESTATIONS OF ANTI...; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 87
(Senate - June 11, 2009)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 184--OFFERING DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND 
 FRIENDS OF OFFICER STEPHEN T. JOHNS AND CALLING ON THE LEADERS OF ALL 
   NATIONS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE MANIFESTATIONS OF ANTI-SEMITISM, 
                          BIGOTRY, AND HATRED

  Mr. CARDIN (for himself, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Akaka, Mr. Alexander, Mr. 
Barrasso, Mr. Baucus, Mr. Bayh, Mr. Begich, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Bennett, 
Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Bond, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Brown, Mr. Brownback, Mr. 
Bunning, Mr. Burr, Mr. Burris, Mr. Byrd, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Carper, Mr. 
Casey, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Collins, Mr. Conrad, 
Mr. Corker, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Crapo, Mr. DeMint, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Dorgan, 
Mr. Ensign, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Feingold, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Gillibrand, 
Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Gregg, Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Hatch, 
Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Inouye, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johanns, Mr. 
Johnson, Mr. Kaufman, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Kerry, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Kohl, 
Mr. Kyl, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Levin, Mr. 
Lieberman, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Lugar, Mr. Martinez, Mr. McCain, Mrs. 
McCaskill, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Mikulski, Ms. 
Murkowski, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Nelson of Nebraska, 
Mr. Pryor, Mr. Reed, Mr. Reid, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rockefeller, 
Mr. Sanders, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Sessions, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Shelby, Ms. 
Snowe, Mr. Specter, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, Mr. Udall of 
Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Voinovich, Mr. 
Warner, Mr. Webb, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. Wyden) submitted 
the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 184

       Whereas the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was 
     established as a ``living memorial that stimulates leaders 
     and citizens to confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote 
     human dignity, and strengthen democracy'';
       Whereas, since the dedication of the United States 
     Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993, the United States 
     Holocaust Memorial Museum has welcomed nearly 30,000,000 
     visitors, including more than 8,000,000 school children and 
     85 heads of state;
       Whereas, on June 10, 2009, in an assault at the entrance of 
     the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Officer Stephen 
     T. Johns of Temple Hills, Maryland, was fatally wounded and 
     died heroically in the line of duty;
       Whereas, in the wake of this heinous act of violence, the 
     people of the United States should renew the commitment to 
     end bigotry, intolerance, and hatred; and
       Whereas there is no place in the society of the United 
     States for individuals who seek to harm or deny rights to 
     others, especially based on religion, race, or ethnic 
     identity: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) offers deepest condolences to the family and friends of 
     Officer Stephen T. Johns;
       (2) commends the staff members of the United States 
     Holocaust Memorial Museum for their courage and bravery in 
     responding to the attack on June 10, 2009;
       (3) condemns anti-Semitism and all forms of religious, 
     ethnic, and racial bigotry;
       (4) condemns acts of physical violence against, and 
     harassment of, people based on race, gender, ethnicity, or 
     religious affiliation; and
       (5) calls on the leaders of all Nations to speak out 
     against the manifestations of anti-Semitism, bigotry, and 
     hatred.

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