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