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S.Res. 213 (114th): A resolution designating October 30, 2015, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers.


The text of the resolution below is as of Sep 25, 2015 (Resolution Agreed to by Senate).


III

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 213

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 24, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Heinrich, Mr. Corker, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Portman, Mr. Brown, Mr. Graham, Mr. Reid, Mr. Udall, Ms. Murkowski, and Ms. Cantwell) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

September 25, 2015

Committee discharged; considered and agreed to

RESOLUTION

Designating October 30, 2015, as a national day of remembrance for nuclear weapons program workers.

Whereas, since World War II, hundreds of thousands of men and women, including uranium miners, millers, and haulers, have served the United States by building nuclear weapons for the defense of the United States;

Whereas dedicated workers paid a high price for developing a nuclear weapons program at the service, and for the benefit of, the United States, including by developing disabling or fatal illnesses;

Whereas the Senate recognized the contributions, services, and sacrifices that those patriotic men and women made for the defense of the United States in—

(1)

Senate Resolution 151, 111th Congress, agreed to May 20, 2009;

(2)

Senate Resolution 653, 111th Congress, agreed to September 28, 2010;

(3)

Senate Resolution 275, 112th Congress, agreed to September 26, 2011;

(4)

Senate Resolution 519, 112th Congress, agreed to August 1, 2012;

(5)

Senate Resolution 164, 113th Congress, agreed to September 18, 2013; and

(6)

Senate Resolution 417, 113th Congress, agreed to July 9, 2014;

Whereas a national day of remembrance time capsule has been crossing the United States, collecting stories and artifacts of nuclear weapons program workers relating to the nuclear defense era of the United States, and a remembrance quilt has been constructed to memorialize the contribution of those workers;

Whereas the stories and artifacts reflected in the time capsule and the remembrance quilt reinforce the importance of recognizing nuclear weapons program workers; and

Whereas those patriotic men and women deserve to be recognized for the contributions, services, and sacrifices they made for the defense of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

That the Senate—

(1)

designates October 30, 2015, as a national day of remembrance for the nuclear weapons program and uranium enrichment workers of the United States, including the uranium miners, millers, and haulers; and

(2)

encourages the people of the United States to support and participate in appropriate ceremonies, programs, and other activities to commemorate October 30, 2015, as a national day of remembrance for past and present workers in the nuclear weapons program of the United States.