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H 3939
Session 109 (1991-1992) 

H 3939 Concurrent Resolution, By Phillips, Alexander, Bailey, J. Brown, 
D.M. Bruce, C.D. Chamblee, Cooper, K.S. Corbett, L.L. Elliott, Fair, T.L. Farr, 
S.R. Foster, S.E. Gonzales, Haskins, Jennings, J.C. Johnson, K.G. Kempe, 
M.H. Kinon, J.R. Klapman, Littlejohn, C.V. Marchbanks, McCraw, A.C. McGinnis, 
Neilson, Quinn, L.W. Ross, Scott, Sharpe, J.R. Shirley, R. Smith, C.C. Wells, 
D.A. Wright, Young-Brickell and R.M. Young
 A Concurrent Resolution memorializing Congress not to enact the
 recommendations of Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney which propose to to
 reduce substantially the number of Junior ROTC units in the high schools
 throughout the United States.

   04/23/91  House  Introduced HJ-234
   04/23/91  House  Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial
                     Resolutions HJ-235
   05/08/91  House  Committee report: Favorable Invitations and
                     Memorial Resolutions HJ-41
   05/16/91  House  Adopted, sent to Senate HJ-31
   05/16/91  Senate Introduced SJ-17
   05/16/91  Senate Referred to Committee on General SJ-18



COMMITTEE REPORT

May 8, 1991

H. 3939

Introduced by REPS. Phillips, Farr, Neilson, L. Elliott, Wells, J.C. Johnson, Quinn, Sharpe, Scott, Gonzales, Wells, McCraw, Bruce, Foster, Littlejohn, Kempe, Kinon, Klapman, Jennings, Wright, A. Young, Chamblee, Marchbanks, Ross, McGinnis, T.C. Alexander, Smith, R. Young, Shirley, Haskins, G. Bailey, Fair, Cooper, Corbett and J. Brown

S. Printed 5/8/91--H.

Read the first time April 23, 1991.

THE COMMITTEE ON

INVITATIONS AND MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS

To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 3939), memorializing Congress not to enact the recommendations of Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney, etc., respectfully

REPORT:

That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:

SAMUEL R. FOSTER, for Committee.

A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS NOT TO ENACT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RICHARD B. CHENEY WHICH PROPOSE TO REDUCE SUBSTANTIALLY THE NUMBER OF JUNIOR ROTC UNITS IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly have learned with alarm that Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney as part of his plan to reduce defense spending, has recommended that eighty of the approximately three hundred Junior ROTC units in the high schools throughout the United States be eliminated; and

Whereas, this recommendation would have many adverse consequences including a reduction in the number of young men and women who are exposed to the Armed Services in a time when the manpower for the Armed Services comes completely from volunteers and also the fact that the number of young men and women enlisting in or joining the Armed Forces has dropped substantially in recent months and to eliminate over twenty-five percent of JROTC units at this time would substantially increase this problem; and

Whereas, for many years both Army and Air Force Junior ROTC units have been an integral part of the life and training of teenagers who need these leadership opportunities at a very young, impressionable age; and

Whereas, given the relatively small dollar savings that can be derived from this reduction, it would appear that these reductions would not appreciably help in reducing defense costs but on the other hand would have a tremendous cost in terms of opportunities lost; and

Whereas, the members of the General Assembly, by this resolution, state their belief that for the above reasons no reductions in the number of Junior ROTC units throughout the United States should be made. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the members of the General Assembly hereby memorialize Congress not to enact the recommendations of Secretary of Defense Richard B. Cheney which propose to reduce substantially the number of Junior ROTC units in the high schools throughout the United States.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each United States Senator from South Carolina, each member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, the Senate of the United States and the House of Representatives of the United States.

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