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Text of Expressing support for a national day of remembrance for the workers of the nuclear weapons program of the United States.

...the United States.

This resolution was introduced on May 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 7, 2009 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 423

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2009

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

RESOLUTION

Expressing support for a national day of remembrance for the workers of the nuclear weapons program of the United States.

Whereas hundreds of thousands of men and women have served the United States in building its nuclear defense since World War II;

Whereas these dedicated American workers paid a high price for their service and many have developed disabling or fatal illnesses as a result of exposure to beryllium, ionizing radiation, toxic substances, and other hazards that are unique to the production and testing of nuclear weapons;

Whereas these workers were unintentionally put at individual risk without their knowledge and consent in order to develop a nuclear weapons program for the benefit of all American citizens;

Whereas these patriotic men and women deserve to be recognized for their contribution, service, and sacrifice towards the defense of our great Nation; and

Whereas October 30, 2009, is the ninth anniversary of the enactment of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (title XXXVI of Public Law 106–398; 42 U.S.C. 7384 note): Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

supports the goals and ideals of a day of remembrance for the workers of the nuclear weapons program of the United States, including uranium miners, millers, and haulers; and

(2)

encourages the people of the United States to recognize such a day of remembrance as an opportunity to support and participate in appropriate ceremonies, programs, and other activities in honor of the past and present workers of the nuclear weapons program of the United States.