H.Res. 413: Supporting the goals and ideals of "IEEE Engineering the Future" Day on May 13, 2009, and for other purposes

H.Res. 413

Supporting the goals and ideals of "IEEE Engineering the Future" Day on May 13, 2009, and for other purposes

Date
May 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 413 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) on May 6, 2009. 

 

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 413 resolves that the House of Representatives:

•  "recognizes the importance of engineering and technology to meeting our Nation's most pressing challenges;

•  "congratulates IEEE on its 125th anniversary; and

•  "supports the goals and ideals of ‘IEEE Engineering the Future' Day."

 

 

Background

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) is the world's largest technical professional society, with more than 375,000 members, including more than 210,000 members in the United States.  Members are engineers, scientists, and other professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer sciences, engineering, and related disciplines.  IEEE traces its roots to the founding of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (AIEE) on May 13, 1884, when inventor and entrepreneur Thomas Alva Edison founded AIEE.