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H.Con.Res. 5 (ih) Expressing the sense of the Congress that the States should adopt uniform voting procedures to carry out the election of the President and Vice President. [Introduced in House] ...
H. CON. RES. 59
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 4, 2001
Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and
Expressing the sense of Congress regarding the prevention of shaken
Whereas more than 1,000,000 children were abused or neglected in the United
States during the most recent year for which Government data is
available regarding child abuse and neglect;
Whereas more than 3 children die from abuse or neglect each day in the United
Whereas, in 1998, 37.9 percent of all fatalities of children under the age of 1
were caused by child abuse or neglect, and 77.5 percent of all
fatalities of children under the age of 5 were caused by child abuse or
Whereas head trauma, including the trauma known as shaken baby syndrome, is the
leading cause of death of abused children;
Whereas shaken baby syndrome is the loss of vision, brain damage, paralysis,
seizures, or death that is caused by severely or violently shaking a
Whereas an estimated 3,000 babies, usually younger than 1 year of age, are
diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome every year, with thousands more
misdiagnosed or undetected;
Whereas shaken baby syndrome often results in permanent, irreparable brain
damage or death;
Whereas the medical costs associated with caring for a baby suffering from
shaken baby syndrome often exceed $1,000,000 in the first few years of
the life of the baby;
Whereas the most effective method for ending the occurrence of shaken baby
syndrome is to prevent the abuse which causes it;
Whereas educational and prevention programs regarding shaken baby syndrome may
prevent enormous medical costs and unquantifiable grief at minimal cost;
Whereas programs to prevent shaken baby syndrome have been shown to raise
awareness and provide critically important information about shaken baby
syndrome to parents, caregivers, day care workers, child protection
employees, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, and
Whereas programs and techniques to prevent child abuse and shaken baby syndrome
are supported by the Shaken Baby Alliance, Children's Defense Fund,
National Children's Alliance, American Humane Association, Prevent Child
Abuse America, National Exchange Club Foundation, Child Welfare League
of America, National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related
Institutions, Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Inc.,
American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Medical Association; and
Whereas increased awareness of shaken baby syndrome and of the techniques to
prevent it would help end the abuse that causes shaken baby syndrome:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),
(1) strongly supports efforts to protect children from
abuse and neglect; and
(2) encourages the people of the United States to educate
themselves regarding shaken baby syndrome and the techniques to
Passed the House of Representatives April 3, 2001.
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