SENATE RESOLUTION 77--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16 THROUGH 23, 2019, AS ``NATIONAL FFA WEEK,'' RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION IN DEVELOPING YOUNG LEADERS...; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 29
(Senate - February 14, 2019)

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 77--DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 16 THROUGH 23, 
 2019, AS ``NATIONAL FFA WEEK,'' RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE 
NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION IN DEVELOPING YOUNG LEADERS, AND CELEBRATING 
     50 YEARS OF FEMALE MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION

  Mr. COONS (for himself, Mr. Young, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. 
King, Mr. Carper, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Jones, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Hassan, Ms. 
Klobuchar, Ms. Stabenow, Ms. Smith, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Risch, Mr. Moran, 
Mr. Braun, Ms. Collins, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Cruz, 
Mr. Tillis, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Rounds, 
Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Enzi, Ms. Ernst, 
Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Alexander, Mrs. Hyde-Smith, 
Mr. Grassley, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Daines, and Mr. Romney) submitted the 
following resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                               S. Res. 77

       Whereas Future Farmers of America (FFA) was established in 
     1928 and is now known as the National FFA Organization;
       Whereas the National FFA Organization is comprised of more 
     than 8,500 chapters in all 50 States, Puerto Rico, the United 
     States Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.;
       Whereas more than 650,000 students in secondary schools, 
     community and technical colleges, and universities are 
     members of the National FFA Organization;
       Whereas 2019 marks 50 years of female membership in the 
     National FFA Organization;
       Whereas the National FFA Organization welcomes students 
     with diverse backgrounds;
       Whereas the mission of the National FFA Organization is to 
     develop the potential of students for premier leadership, 
     personal growth, and career success through agricultural 
     education;
       Whereas, through classroom education and hands-on work 
     experience, the National FFA Organization prepares students 
     for college and a broad range of careers, including more than 
     255 careers in agriculture;
       Whereas members of the National FFA Organization strengthen 
     their communities through service and by preparing the next 
     generation of leaders to meet agricultural challenges; and
       Whereas members of the National FFA Organization will 
     celebrate National FFA Week during the week of February 16 
     through 23, 2019: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) designates February 16 through 23, 2019, as ``National 
     FFA Week'';
       (2) recognizes the important role of the National FFA 
     Organization in developing young leaders and providing 
     educational and career opportunities to students; and
       (3) celebrates 50 years of female membership in the 
     National FFA Organization.

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