CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 438 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, May 18, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The bill was introduced by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) on May 14, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, which took no official action.
H.Res. 438 would express the sense that the House of Representatives, "supports the designation of a National Child Awareness Month to promote awareness of children's charities and youth-serving organizations across the United States and recognizes their efforts on behalf of children and youth as a critical contribution to the future of our Nation."
According to the resolution's findings, there are numerous children and youth organizations that work with one another to provide services for the young. The resolution states that heightening the awareness of these organizations will assist in the development of the character of the nation's children and youth. In 2008, the House unanimously passed H.Res. 1296 to designate September as "National Child Awareness Month."