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.
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.”
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.