H.Res. 1543: Honoring the educational significance of Dr. Jane Goodall''s work on this the 50th anniversary of the beginning of her work in Tanzania, Africa

H.Res. 1543

Honoring the educational significance of Dr. Jane Goodall''s work on this the 50th anniversary of the beginning of her work in Tanzania, Africa

Sponsor
Rep. Jared Polis

Date
July 26, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1543 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, July 26, 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 July 20, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1543 would resolve that the House of Representative:

  • “Recognizes the groundbreaking environmental education advancements by the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots and Shoots initiative on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Dr. Jane Goodall's research;
  • “Recognizes the significant role that the research done by Dr. Goodall has had on the knowledge and understanding of both the natural and human worlds, and its benefit to children and classrooms as they learn about the natural world; and
  • “Recognizes the valuable role that nature and science education plays in the conservation of natural resources as evidenced through the work of Dr. Goodall.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, Jane Goddall's research has led to numerous groundbreaking discoveries including the use of tools by chimpanzees.