H.Res. 1622 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, November 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) on September 15, 2010.
H.Res. 1622 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Recognizes and honors the courage, service, and sacrifice of all veterans and their historic contributions to the United States;
- “Encourages the people of the United States to demonstrate their support for Veterans Day each year by treating that day as a special day of reflection;
- “Encourages schools and teachers to educate students on the historic contributions veterans have made to the country and its history, both while serving as members of the United States Armed Forces and after completing their service; and
- “Requests that the President issue a proclamation each year in connection with the observance of Veterans Day calling on the people of the United States to recognize the historic contribution of all veterans by observing that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”