H.Res. 1369: Recognizing the significance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

H.Res. 1369

Recognizing the significance of National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Sponsor
Rep. Barbara Lee

Date
June 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1369 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) on May 18, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1369 would resolve that the House of Representative:

  • “Supports the goals and ideals of Caribbean-American Heritage Month;
  • “Encourages the people of the United States to observe Caribbean-American Heritage Month with appropriate ceremonies, celebrations, and activities; and
  • “Affirms that—
    • “The contributions of Caribbean-Americans are a significant part of the history, progress, and heritage of the United States; and
    • “The ethnic and racial diversity of the United States enriches and strengthens the Nation.”

Background

According to the resolution's findings, June is an appropriate month to establish a Caribbean-American Heritage Month.