H.Res. 783: Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the vast contributions of Hispanic Americans to the strength and culture of the United States

H.Res. 783

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrating the vast contributions of Hispanic Americans to the strength and culture of the United States

Date
October 27, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 783 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) on September 29, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 783 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month;
• "Celebrates the vast contributions of Hispanic-Americans to the strength and culture of the United States; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States to observe Hispanic Heritage Month with appropriate programs and activities."

Background

According to the resolution findings, September 15, 2009, through October 15, 2009, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.