H.Res. 335: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Volunteer Week

H.Res. 335

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Volunteer Week

Date
April 27, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H. Res. 335 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House under a motion to suspend the rules on April 27, 2009, requiring two-thirds vote to pass.  This resolution was introduced by Representative Todd Platts (R-PA) on April 21, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, which took no further action.

Bill Summary

H. Res. 335 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  •  "supports the goals and ideals of National Volunteer Week;
  •   "recognizes the critical role of our national and community service programs;
  •  "honors the contributions of all those hard-working American volunteers who make a difference in their communities every day of the year; and
  •  "invites all Americans to answer the call to serve through volunteerism in any form."

Background

National Volunteer Week is observed during the week of April 19 through April 25, 2009, and the theme of this year's National Volunteer Week is "Celebrating People in Action," which recognizes individuals who dedicate themselves to solving problems in their communities.  National Volunteer Week has been an annual celebration since 1974, and every President since that time has signed a proclamation honoring National Volunteer Week.