H.Res. 1133: Recognizing the extraordinary number of African-Americans who have overcome significant obstacles to enhance innovation and competitiveness in the field of science in the United States

H.Res. 1133

Recognizing the extraordinary number of African-Americans who have overcome significant obstacles to enhance innovation and competitiveness in the field of science in the United States

Sponsor
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

Date
March 19, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1133 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Friday, March 19, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) on March 2, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1133 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the extraordinary number of African-Americans who have overcome significant obstacles to enhance innovation and competitiveness in the field of science in the United States;
• "Honors and recognizes all African-American innovators who have contributed to scientific education and research, directly and indirectly, whose contributions have increased economic empowerment in the United States; and
• "Encourages the Administration to invest in programs that are proven effective to lessen the achievement gap of African-Americans as well as other minority and disadvantaged groups in the sciences and ultimately strengthen competitiveness in the United States."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, many African-Americans have overcome extraordinary odds to advance scientific contributions to mankind.