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Sponsors: Reps. W.D. Smith and Wilkins
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Introduced in the House on January 13, 2004
Adopted by the House on January 28, 2004
Summary: Memorialize Congress to support President and efforts to protect the US from terrorism
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1/13/2004 House Introduced HJ-95 1/13/2004 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-95 1/20/2004 House Committee report: Favorable Invitations and Memorial Resolutions HJ-11 1/21/2004 House Debate adjourned HJ-19 1/22/2004 House Debate adjourned HJ-32 1/28/2004 House Adopted HJ-21
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January 20, 2004
S. Printed 1/20/04--H.
Read the first time January 13, 2004.
To whom was referred a House Resolution (H. 4487) to memorialize the Congress of the United States to support President Bush's effort to protect the United States from terrorists, dangerous authoritarian regimes, and weapons, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same and recommend that the same do pass:
ROBERT W. LEACH, SR. for Committee.
TO MEMORIALIZE THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUSH'S EFFORT TO PROTECT THE UNITED STATES FROM TERRORISTS, DANGEROUS AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES, AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
Whereas, in the immortal words of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck before you crush him"; and
Whereas, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, showed that new deadly challenges have emerged from rogue states and terrorists; and
Whereas, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction has fundamentally changed the nature of threats against the United States and our allies; and
Whereas, a coordinated chemical, biological, or nuclear attack against the United States or our allies will cost the lives of millions of innocent Americans and other individuals, as well as cause immeasurable damage to the United States and world economy; and
Whereas, the United States cannot wait patiently and allow radical regimes that support terrorism to acquire or manufacture illegal weapons of mass destruction and pass them onto terrorist organizations; and
Whereas, if the United States does not meet this terrorist threat in the streets of Baghdad and Kandahar, Americans will be forced to fight terrorists in Boston and Kansas City; and
Whereas, President Bush has correctly stated that the United States has the right to defend the United States or our allies if the world community refuses to enforce the rule of law to deter or remove future threats from tyrannical regimes and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, memorialize the Congress of the United States to support President Bush's effort to protect the United States from terrorists, dangerous authoritarian regimes, and weapons of mass destruction.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and each member of the South Carolina Congressional Delegation.
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