H.Res. 211: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month

H.Res. 211

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month

Date
March 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 211 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  This legislation was introduced by Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) on March 5, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 211 resolves that the House of Representatives, "supports the goals and ideals of National Women's History Month and recognizes and honors the women and organizations in the United States that have fought for and continue to promote the teaching of women's history."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the purpose of National Women's History Month is to increase awareness and knowledge of women's involvement in history. In 1981, Congress first passed a resolution making Women's History Week a national observance. In 1987, Congress was petitioned to expand the national celebration to include the entire month of March into National Women's History Month.