H.Res. 1161: Honoring the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette University, the first Catholic university in the world to offer co-education as part of its regular undergraduate program

H.Res. 1161

Honoring the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette University, the first Catholic university in the world to offer co-education as part of its regular undergraduate program

Sponsor
Rep. Gwen Moore

Date
May 24, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1161 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, May 24, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) on March 10, 2010.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1161 would resolve that the House of Representatives honors the Centennial Celebration of Women at Marquette University and commends the largest independent institution in Wisconsin for continuing to fulfill its Catholic, Jesuit mission of offering premier higher educational opportunities to all students who have a desire to learn.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Marquette University was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1881 as a Catholic, Jesuit educational institution.