H.Res. 1402: Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Council for International Visitors, and expressing support for designation of February 16, 2011, as "Citizen Diplomacy Day"

H.Res. 1402

Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Council for International Visitors, and expressing support for designation of February 16, 2011, as "Citizen Diplomacy Day"

Sponsor
Rep. James P. Moran

Date
December 7, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1402 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. James Moran (D-VA) on May 26, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1402 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Recognizes the 50th anniversary of the National Council for International Visitors and its extraordinary efforts to promote excellence in citizen diplomacy;
  • “Commends the achievements of the thousands of citizen diplomats who have worked for generations to share the best of the United States with foreign leaders, specialists, and scholars;
  • “Thanks the National Council for International Visitors citizen diplomats for their service to their communities, the United States, and the world; and
  • “Supports the designation of ‘Citizen Diplomacy Day’.”

Background

NCIV is the private sector partner of the United States Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program, a public diplomacy initiative that brings distinguished foreign leaders to the United States for short-term professional programs under the authority of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961.