CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1167 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) on March 11, 2010.
H.Res. 1167 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day;
• "Acknowledges the diligent efforts of individuals and groups who promote the importance of social work and who are observing Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day;
• "Encourages the American people to engage in appropriate ceremonies and activities to further promote awareness of the life-changing role of social workers; and
• "Recognizes with gratitude the contributions of the millions of caring individuals who have chosen to serve their communities through social work."
According to the resolution's findings, Professional Social Work Month and World Social Work Day, which is March 16, 2010, will build awareness of the role of professional social workers and their wide range of social contributions throughout their careers.