H.Res. 743: Honoring the life of Frank McCourt for his many contributions to American literature, education, and culture

H.Res. 743

Honoring the life of Frank McCourt for his many contributions to American literature, education, and culture

Date
December 1, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 743 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Christopher S. Murphy (D-CT) on September 14, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 743 would resolve that the House of Representatives honors the life of Frank McCourt for his many contributions to American literature, education, and culture.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Frank McCourt authored an autobiography titled "Angela's Ashes" which vividly tells of the poverty, hunger, and alcoholism that challenged his family and others in the town of Limerick, Ireland, where he grew up.