|Sponsor||Rep. Baca, Joe|
|Committee||Oversight and Government Reform|
|Date||March 4, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 1086 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Thursday, March 4, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) on February 22, 2010.
H.Res.1086 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the importance and significance of the 2010 census and encourages full participation in this critical process; and
• "Encourages each community within the Indian Country to name an elder to be the first member of that community to answer the 2010 Census."
The decennial census is a responsibility of the Federal Government, mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution.