SENATE RESOLUTION 162--SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY MONTH; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 64
(Senate - April 30, 2015)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 162--SUPPORTING THE GOALS AND IDEALS OF ALCOHOL 
                          RESPONSIBILITY MONTH

  Ms. HEITKAMP (for herself and Mr. Heller) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 162

       Whereas, in 2013, an estimated 10,076 people were killed in 
     the United States in drunk driving crashes involving a driver 
     with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater, impacting 
     countless family members, friends, and communities;
       Whereas, in 2013, 1 person died in a drunk driving crash 
     every 52 minutes, on average;
       Whereas, in 2013, approximately 8,700,000 people of the 
     United States between the ages of 12 and 20, or nearly 23 
     percent of the age group for whom alcohol consumption is 
     illegal, reported consuming alcohol during the preceding 30 
     days;
       Whereas research shows that a lifetime of conversations 
     between parents and their children about alcohol, beginning 
     at an early age, can help prevent underage drinking and 
     alcohol abuse;
       Whereas the potential danger for young people to be 
     involved in alcohol-related crashes escalates during prom and 
     graduation season;
       Whereas many State attorneys general are launching underage 
     drinking prevention messages and programs in their States and 
     communities; and
       Whereas April has been dedicated to alcohol awareness for 
     the last 28 years, and more than awareness is needed to 
     further reduce drunk driving and underage drinking: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) declares April to be Alcohol Responsibility Month and 
     supports the goal of encouraging responsible decision-making 
     regarding beverage alcohol;
       (2) encourages parents to be responsible role models and to 
     have ongoing conversations with their children throughout 
     their childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood about the 
     dangers of alcohol abuse;
       (3) condemns the pervasiveness of alcohol-impaired driving 
     and resulting tragedies; and
       (4) promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol by 
     adults in the United States.

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