CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 503 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA) on June 4, 2009.
H.Res. 503 would resolve that Congress:
According to the resolution's findings, a decline in physical activity has contributed to the unprecedented epidemic of childhood obesity. Research shows that fit and active children are more likely to thrive academically, and participation in sports and physical activity improves self-esteem and body image in children and adults. The social and environmental factors affecting children are in the control of the adults and the communities in which they live, and therefore this Nation shares a collective responsibility in reversing the childhood obesity trend. May 1 through May 7, 2009, is observed as National Physical Education and Sport Week.