CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1029 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) on January 21, 2010.
H.Res. 1029 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Honors and recognizes the contributions of school counselors to the success of students in our Nation's elementary and secondary schools; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States to observe `National School Counseling Week' with appropriate ceremonies and activities that promote awareness of the crucial role school counselors play in preparing students for fulfilling lives as contributing members of society."
According to the resolution's findings, the celebration of "National School Counseling Week" would increase awareness of the important and necessary role school counselors play in the lives of students in the United States.