H.Res. 1641 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on September 22, 2010.
H.Res. 1641 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Recognizes and celebrates the 60th anniversary of the enactment of the Impact Aid program, the original federal elementary and secondary education program, as “Impact Aid Recognition Day”;
- “Recognizes the importance of the Impact Aid program in ensuring that federally connected children (including children of members of the Armed Forces, children residing on Indian lands, children in low-rent public housing, and children of civilians working or living on Federal land) receive a high-quality public education;
- “Recommends that federally connected schools and the communities they serve recognize Impact Aid Recognition Day and carry out appropriate activities centered on the federal government's obligation to federally connected children and the need for continuing funding.