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[121 STAT. 2635]
[121 STAT. 2635]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—JUNE 20, 2007

121 STAT. 2635

or adjourn, or until the time of any reassembly pursuant to section 2 of this concurrent resolution, whichever occurs first.SEC. 2. The Speaker of the House and the Majority Leader of the Senate, or their respective designees, acting jointly after consultation with the Minority Leader of the House and the Minority Leader of the Senate, shall notify the Members of the House and the Senate, respectively, to reassemble at such place and time as they may designate if, in their opinion, the public interest shall warrant it. Agreed to May 24, 2007.

NORMAN E. BORLAUG, CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL AWARD CEREMONY—CAPITOL ROTUNDA AUTHORIZATION

June 14, 2007 [H. Con. Res. 164]

Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Rotunda of the Capitol is authorized to be used on July 17, 2007, for a ceremony to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug. Physical preparations for the ceremony shall be carried out in accordance with such conditions as the Architect of the Capitol may prescribe. Agreed to June 14, 2007.

INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR—50TH ANNIVERSARY

June 20, 2007 [H. Con. Res. 76]

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Whereas the year 2007–2008 is the 50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957–1958; Whereas the IGY initiated the Space Age with the successful launch of the first artificial satellites, Sputnik by the former Soviet Union, and Explorer I by the United States; Whereas the interdisciplinary approach of IGY and the use of new space-based platforms enabled fundamental changes in the conduct of research concerning the Earth and its surrounding space environment; Whereas the interdisciplinary approach of IGY enabled coordinated, synchronous, global observations and measurements of the Earth, oceans, atmosphere, ice, and near-Earth space environment; Whereas the IGY increased our understanding of the causes of magnetic storms, ionospheric disturbances, and the origins of cosmic rays; Whereas the use of new space-based platforms enabled the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belts, which are trapped, charged particles in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, showed that those particles form belts of energy around the Earth, and contributed to the understanding of the Northern Lights; Whereas the IGY, involved thousands of scientists from 67 nations;

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