H.Res. 623: Requesting that the President Focus Appropriate Attention on Neighborhood Crime Prevention and Coordinate Certain Federal Efforts to Participate in National Night Out

H.Res. 623

Requesting that the President Focus Appropriate Attention on Neighborhood Crime Prevention and Coordinate Certain Federal Efforts to Participate in National Night Out

Date
September 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 623 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) on July 9, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 623 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of National Night Out; and
• "Requests that the President-

o "Issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to conduct appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for National Night Out;
o "Focus appropriate attention on neighborhood crime prevention, community policing, and reduction of school crime by delivering speeches, convening meetings, and directing the Administration to make crime reduction an important priority; and
o "Coordinate the efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the USA Freedom Corps, the Citizen Corps, the National Senior Service Corps, and AmeriCorps to participate in National Night Out by supporting local efforts and neighborhood watches and by supporting local officials, including law enforcement personnel, to provide homeland security and combat terrorism in the United States."