H.Res. 441: Honoring the historical contributions of Catholic sisters in the United States

H.Res. 441

Honoring the historical contributions of Catholic sisters in the United States

Sponsor
Rep. Marcy Kaptur

Date
September 22, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 441 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, September 22, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) on May 14, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 441 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Honors and commends Catholic sisters for their humble service and courageous sacrifice throughout the history of this Nation; and
• "Supports the goals of the Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America Traveling Exhibit, a project sponsored by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) in association with Cincinnati Museum Center and established to recognize the historical contributions of Catholic sisters in the United States."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, there are approximately 59,000 Catholic sisters in the United States, who have joined in forms of intentional communitarian life dedicated to prayer and service since the very beginnings of our Nation's history.