|Sponsor||Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J.|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||April 14, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 197 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) on February 26, 2010.
H.Res. 197 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Commends the American Sail Training Association for its advancement of character building experiences for youth at sea in traditionally rigged sailing vessels and its advancement of the finest traditions of the sea;
• "Commends the American Sail Training Association as the national sail training association of the United States, representing the sail training community of the United States in the international forum; and
• "Encourages all citizens of the United States and of nations around the world to join in the celebration of Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009 and in the character building and educational experience that it represents for the youth of all nations."
According to the resolution's findings, the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) is an educational nonprofit corporation whose declared mission is "to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public and support education under sail."