|Sponsor||Rep. Bishop, Rob|
|Committee||Education and Labor|
|Date||May 5, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ben Howard|
H.Res. 1149 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT) on March 9, 2010.
H.Res. 1149 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
Charter schools deliver high-quality education and challenge our students to reach their potential. 39 States, the District of Columbia, and Guam have passed laws authorizing charter schools and 4,956 charter schools, an increase of 292 schools from the last school year, are now serving almost 1,500,000 children. Charter schools improve their students' achievement and often stimulate improvement in traditional public schools.