H.Res. 1472: Expressing support for designation of the week of September 13, 2010, as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

H.Res. 1472

Expressing support for designation of the week of September 13, 2010, as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Sponsor
Rep. Jared Polis

Date
July 20, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1472 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, July 19, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) on June 24, 2010.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1472 would resolve that the House of Representative:

  • “Supports the designation of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, including raising public awareness about the importance of adult education and family literacy;
  • “Encourages people across the United States to support programs to assist those in need of adult education and family literacy programs; and
  • “Requests that the President issue a proclamation recognizing the importance of adult education and family literacy programs, calling upon the Federal Government, States, localities, schools, libraries, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, consumer advocates, institutions of higher education, labor unions, and businesses to support increased access to adult education and family literacy programs to ensure a literate society.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, the week of September 13, 2010, would be an appropriate date to designate as National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.