H.Res. 779: Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month

H.Res. 779

Recognizing and supporting the goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month

Date
December 14, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 779 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, December 14, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-I) on September 25, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 779 would resolve that the House of Representatives recognizes and supports the goals and ideals of National Runaway Prevention Month.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the National Network for Youth and National Runaway Switchboard are cosponsoring National Runaway Prevention Month in November to increase public awareness of the life circumstances of youth in high-risk situations, and the need for safe, healthy, and productive alternatives, resources, and support for youth, families, and communities.