|Sponsor||Rep. Graves, Sam|
|Committee||Education and Labor|
|Date||May 18, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
H.Res. 374 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, May 18, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) on April 28, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, which took no official action.
H.Res. 374 would express the sense that the House of Representatives, "thanks and promotes the profession of teaching to encourage students, parents, school administrators, and public officials to participate in teacher appreciation events during National Teacher Appreciation Week."
The resolution states that education and knowledge are the foundation of America's current and future strength and that teachers have earned the respect of their students and communities. National Teacher Appreciation Week was held during the week of May 3, 2009, and May 10, 2009, to raise public awareness about the contributions of teachers. During the week, a number of teachers organizations, such as the National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association, hosted special events in recognition of teacher appreciation.