[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[S. Con. Res. 14 Introduced in Senate (IS)]







107th CONGRESS
  1st Session
S. CON. RES. 14

    Recognizing the social problem of child abuse and neglect, and 
         supporting efforts to enhance public awareness of it.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           February 14, 2001

    Mr. Campbell (for himself and Mr. Kohl) submitted the following 
 concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Health, 
                     Education, Labor, and Pensions

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
    Recognizing the social problem of child abuse and neglect, and 
         supporting efforts to enhance public awareness of it.

Whereas more than 3,000,000 American children are reported as suspected victims 
        of child abuse and neglect annually;
Whereas more than 500,000 American children are unable to live safely with their 
        families and are placed in foster homes and institutions;
Whereas it is estimated that more than 1,000 children, 78 percent under the age 
        of 5 and 38 percent under the age of 1, lose their lives as a direct 
        result of abuse and neglect every year in America;
Whereas this tragic social problem results in human and economic costs due to 
        its relationship to crime and delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, 
        domestic violence, and welfare dependency; and
Whereas Childhelp USA has initiated a ``Day of Hope'' to be observed on the 
        first Wednesday in April, during Child Abuse Prevention Month, to focus 
        public awareness on this social ill: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That--
            (1) it is the sense of the Congress that--
                    (A) all Americans should keep these victimized 
                children in their thoughts and prayers;
                    (B) all Americans should seek to break this cycle 
                of abuse and neglect and to give these children hope 
                for the future; and
                    (C) the faith community, nonprofit organizations, 
                and volunteers across America should recommit 
                themselves and mobilize their resources to assist these 
                children; and
            (2) the Congress--
                    (A) supports the goals and ideas of the ``Day of 
                Hope''; and
                    (B) commends Childhelp USA for its efforts on 
                behalf of abused and neglected children everywhere.
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