H.Res. 1598: Expressing support for the designation of the month of October as National Work and Family Month

H.Res. 1598

Expressing support for the designation of the month of October as National Work and Family Month

Sponsor
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy

Date
November 30, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1598 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) on July 30, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1598 would resolve that Congress:

  • “Supports the designation of National Work and Family Month;
  • “Recognizes the importance of balancing work and family to job productivity and healthy families;
  • “Recognizes that an important job characteristic is a work schedule that allows employees to spend time with families;
  • “Supports the goals and ideals of National Work and Family Month, and urges public officials, employers, employees, and the general public to work together to achieve more balance between work and family; and
  • “Requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe National Work and Family Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, the month of October would be an appropriate month to designate as National Work and Family Month.