H.Res. 491: 491 - Encouraging each institution of higher education in the country to seek membership in the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium

H.Res. 491

491 - Encouraging each institution of higher education in the country to seek membership in the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium

Date
September 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 491 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. John Adler (D-NJ) on June 2, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res.491 would resolve that have the House of Representatives:
• "Encourages each institution of higher education in the country to seek membership in the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium; and
• "Recognizes the institutions of higher education that are currently members of the SOC Consortium."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium--created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to service members who had trouble completing college degrees because of their frequent relocations currently includes more than 1,800 colleges and universities among its members.