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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS-JULY 30, 1999 113 STAT. 2009 and for resolving to evaluate the scientific articles it publishes in light of their potential social, legal, and political implications; Whereas the Supreme Court has recognized that "sexually exploited children are unable to develop healthy affectionate relationships in later life, have sexual dysfunctions, and have a tendency to become sexual abusers as adults" (New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747, 758, n.9 (1982)); Whereas Paidika—The Journal of Pedophilia, a publication advocating the legalization of sex with "willing" children, has published an article by one of the authors of the study, Robert Bauserman, Ph.D. (see "Man-Boy Sexual Relationships in a Cross-Cultural Perspective," vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 1989); and Whereas pedophiles and organizations, such as the North American Man-Boy Love Association, that advocate laws to permit sex between adults and children are exploiting title study to promote and justify child sexual abuse: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress— (1) condemns and denounces all suggestions in the article "A Meta-Anal3rtic Examination of AssumedL Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples" that indicate that sexual relationships between adults and "willing" children are less harmful than believed and might be positive for "willing" children (Psychological Bulletin, vol. 124, No. 1, July 1998); (2) vigorously opposes any public policy or legislative attempts to normalize adult-child sex or to lower the age of consent; (3) urges the President likewise to reject and condemn, in the strongest possible terms, any suggestion that sexual relations between children and adults—reg:ardless of the child's frame of mind—are anything but abusive, destructive, exploitive, reprehensible, and punishable by law; and (4) encourages competent investigations to continue to research the effects of child sexual abuse using the best methodology, so that the public, and public pclicymakers, may act upon accurate information. Agreed to July 30, 1999. - - ADJOURNMENT—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Juiy 3o, 1999 AND SENATE [H. con. ites. les] Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That, notwithstanding the provisions of section 132(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 198(a)), the House of Representatives and the Senate shall not Jidjoum for a period in excess of three days, or adjourn sine die, until both Houses of Congress have adopted a concurrent resolution providing either for an adjournment (in excess of three daj/^s) to a day certain or for adjournment sine die. Agreed to July 30, 1999.