CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1081 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, March 9, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on February 22, 2010.
H.Res. 1081 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week to raise awareness of teen dating violence in the United States;
• "Supports and encourages communities to empower teens to develop healthy relationships; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States, State and local officials, middle schools and high schools, law enforcement agencies, and other interested groups to observe National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week with appropriate programs and activities that promote awareness and prevention of the crime of teen dating violence."
According to the resolution's findings, the establishment of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in February will benefit schools, communities, families, and youth throughout the Nation.