H.Res. 311: Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the goals and ideals of Red Cross Month

H.Res. 311

Expressing the support of the House of Representatives for the goals and ideals of Red Cross Month

Date
March 16, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 311 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Diane E. Watson (D-CA) on March 31, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 311 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Red Cross Month;
• "Recognizes the contributions of American National Red Cross volunteers in times of natural and human-caused disasters, and in times of armed conflict; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States to ‘Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed'."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the American National Red Cross, one of the most well-known humanitarian organizations in the world, was founded by Clara Barton in Washington, DC, on May 21, 1881.