H.Res. 1086: Recognizing the importance and significance of the 2010 Census and encouraging each community within the Indian Country to name an elder to be the first member of that community to answer the 2010 Census

H.Res. 1086

Recognizing the importance and significance of the 2010 Census and encouraging each community within the Indian Country to name an elder to be the first member of that community to answer the 2010 Census

Date
March 4, 2010 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1086 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Thursday, March 4, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) on February 22, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res.1086 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the importance and significance of the 2010 census and encourages full participation in this critical process; and
• "Encourages each community within the Indian Country to name an elder to be the first member of that community to answer the 2010 Census."

Background

The decennial census is a responsibility of the Federal Government, mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution.