H.Res. 1654 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. Rush Holt (D-NJ) on September 23, 2010.
H.Res. 1654 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Supports the designation of “Undergraduate Research Week”;
- “Recognizes the importance of undergraduate research and of providing research opportunities for the Nation's talented youth to cultivate innovative, creative, and enterprising young researchers, in collaboration with dedicated faculty;
- “Encourages institutions of higher education, Federal agencies, businesses, philanthropic entities, and others to support undergraduate research and undergraduate researchers and their faculty mentors;
- “Encourages opportunities, including through existing programs, for females and underrepresented minorities to participate in undergraduate research; and
- “Supports the role undergraduate research can and does play in crucial research that serves the Nation's best economic and security interests.”