H.Res. 1312: Recognizing the roles and contributions of America's teachers to building and enhancing our Nation's civic, cultural, and economic well-being

H.Res. 1312

Recognizing the roles and contributions of America's teachers to building and enhancing our Nation's civic, cultural, and economic well-being

Sponsor
Rep. Sam Graves

Date
May 5, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1312 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) on April 29, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1312 would resolve that the House of Representatives, "thanks and promotes the profession of teaching by encouraging students, parents, school administrators, and public officials to participate in teacher appreciation events during "National Teacher Appreciation Week"."

Background

The purpose of "National Teacher Appreciation Week", held during May 3, 2010, through May 7, 2010, is to raise public awareness of the unquantifiable contributions of teachers and to promote greater respect and understanding for the teaching profession. Education and knowledge are the foundation of America's current and future strength.