H.Res. 297 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) on March 30, 2009.
H.Res. 297 resolves that the House of Representatives:
- "Recognizes National Missing Children's Day and encourages all Americans to join together to plan events in communities across America to raise public awareness about the issue of missing children and the need to address this national problem,
- "Recognizes that one of the most important tools for law enforcement to use in the case of a missing child is an up-to-date, good quality photograph and urges all parents and guardians to follow this important precaution, and
- "Acknowledges that National Missing Children's Day should remind Americans not to forget the children who are still missing and not to waver in the effort to reunite them with their families."
For 27 years, Congress has recognized a National Missing Children's Day. The day is meant to honor our Nation's obligation to locate and recover missing children by prompting parents, guardians, and other trusted-adult role models to make child safety an utmost priority.