CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 686 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, September 14, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) on July 28, 2009.
H.Res. 686 would resolve that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:
• "All high school seniors across the country should spend at least one week learning about the United States Constitution in September of their senior year, as knowledge of this historic document, which constitutes the very foundation of our country, is critical to being an effective citizen; and
• "Upon reaching voting age, high school seniors should petition the government on an issue of importance to them to demonstrate their understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States."