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H.J.Res. 606 (98th): A joint resolution to designate the week of October 14, 1984, through October 21, 1984, as “National Housing Week”.


The text of the resolution below is as of Oct 4, 1984 (Passed Congress).


98 STAT. 1724                     PUBLIC LAW 98-448—OCT. 4, 1984
                  Public Law 98-448
                  98th Congress
                                               Joint Resolution
 Oct. 4, 1984     To designate the week of October 14, 1984, through October 21, 1984, as "National
[H.J. Res. 606]                                   Housing Week".

                  Whereas the opportunity to own a home and live in decent housing
                    is the foundation for family life and a source of national economic,
                    social, and political strength;
                  Whereas the housing industry has led the Nation to economic
                    recovery following every recession since World War II by creating
                    millions of productive jobs for the unemployed, generating billions
                    of dollars worth of tax revenue, and creating demand for goods
                    and services;
                  Whereas the housing industry in 1983, although accounting for only
                    3.4 percent of the real gross national product, was responsible for
                    30 percent of the total economic growth, a $15,000,000,000 real
                    increase in gross national product during the year;
                  Whereas a sustained and strong housing recovery is essential for a
                    long-term economic recovery;
                  Whereas it is appropriate to reaffirm the national historic commit-
                    ment to housing and homeownership and to recognize the eco-
                    nomic opportunities created by the present housing recovery; and
                  Whereas the housing industry epitomizes the principle of free enter-
                    prise in the economic system of the Nation: Now, therefore, be it
                    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
                  States of America in Congress assembled, That the week of October
                  14, 1984, through October 21, 1984, is designated as "National
                  Housing Week", and the President is authorized and requested to
                  issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to
                  observe such week with appropriate activities.
                    Approved October 4, 1984.




                  LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 606 (S.J. Res. 321):
                  CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984):
                      Aug. 8, considered and passed House.
                      Sept. 17, S.J. Res. 321 considered and passed Senate.
                      Sept. 28, considered and passed Senate.