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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—FEB. 7, 1990 104 STAT. 5151 JOINT SESSION ^Z^'^n Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring). That the two Houses of Congress assemble in the Hall of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 31, 1990, at 9 o'clock post meridiem, for the purpose of receiving such communication as the President of the United States shall be pleased to make to them. Agreed to January 23, 1990. I VISTA—TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY Jan. 24, 1990 CELEBRATION P Con. Res. 228] Whereas in 1964 Congress enacted legislation establishing the Volunteers In Service To America program (in this resolution referred to as "VISTA"), the only full-time, volunteer, antipoverty program in the Nation; Whereas since 1964, more than 100,000 individuals, from all walks of life, geographic areas, and ages have given a year or more of time as VISTA volunteers to help the poor and disadvantaged of the United States; Whereas VISTA has helped communities develop local leadership and has empowered people to help themselves and their communities; Whereas VISTA volunteers have helped to create and maintain employment programs, health clinics, shelters for battered women, legal services centers, literacy organizations, literacy education programs, food banks, substance abuse prevention projects, and housing programs; Whereas VISTA volunteers have worked with homeless families, the mentally and physically disabled, migrant farmworkers, lowincome senior citizens, incarcerated youth and adults, and refugees to encourage self-reliance; and Whereas, with the increasing number of poor individuals in the United States, the importance of VISTA as one of the most effective weapons in the Nation against poverty cannot be underestimated: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that— (1) VISTA be commended on its 25th anniversary for its work in helping to combat the difficulties caused by poverty; and (2) VISTA is a highly successful program and the commitment of the Congress to VISTA is reaffirmed. Agreed to January 24, 1990. ADJOURNMENT—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Feb. 7, 1990 AND SENATE [»• Con. Res. 256] Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That when the House adjourns on Wednesday, February 7, 1990, it