H.Res. 1069: Congratulating Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith for being awarded the Nobel Prize in physics

H.Res. 1069

Congratulating Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith for being awarded the Nobel Prize in physics

Date
March 9, 2010 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1069 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) on February 3, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1069 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Congratulates Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith for being awarded the Nobel Prize in physics; and
• "Recognizes Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, as a contributor to leadership in scientific research and innovation in the United States."

Background

According to the resolution findings, on December 10, 2009, in Stockholm, Sweden, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith from Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey, were awarded the Nobel prize for physics for their invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit, the charge-coupled devise (CCD), in addition to Charles K. Kao from Standard Telecommunication Laboratories in Harlow, United Kingdom, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China, for his work concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication.