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S.J.Res. 98 (98th): A joint resolution to designate October 2 through October 9, 1983, as “National Housing Week”.

The text of the resolution below is as of Aug 23, 1983 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 98-83—AUG. 23, 1983                                97 STAT. 489
Public Law 98-83
98th Congress
                            Joint Resolution
To designate October 2 through October 9, 1983, as "National Housing Week".    Aug. 23, 1983
                                                                               [S.J. Res. 98]
Whereas housing is helping to lead the Nation out of recession
  creating jobs for the unemployed, tax revenue for Government
  and raising economic confidence throughout America;
Whereas the construction of between one million four hundred
  thousand and one million six hundred thousand housing starts in
   1983—a dramatic increase from 1982—will create millions of
  worker-years of employment in construction and construction-
  related industries, billions in wages and billions in tax revenue for
  local, State and Federal governments;
Whereas an upturn in home sales and housing production has
  triggered every economic recovery since World War II;
Whereas to sustain this housing-led recovery, it is essential that
  interest rates continue to fall to increase housing affordability;
Whereas homeownership and decent housing instill pride and con-
  tribute to the stability and vitality of communities throughout
  America;
Whereas it is appropriate to reaffirm our Nation's historic commit-
  ment to housing and homeownership as a national priority and to
  recognize and sustain the role that housing plays in the economic
  recovery: Now, therefore, be it
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That October 2 through 9, National
1983, be declared "National Housing Week" and that the President Housing Week.
of the United States be authorized and requested to issue a procla-
mation calling upon all people of the United States to observe this
week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
  Approved August 23, 1983.




LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 98:
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 129 (1983):
    July 16, considered and passed Senate.
    Aug. 4, considered and passed House.