CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 784 is expected to be considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) on September 29, 2009.
H.Res. 784 resolves that the House of Representatives "honors the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizes his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought."
According to the resolution's findings, September 28, 551 B.C., is recognized as the date on which Confucius was born in the town of Qufu, in what is now the Shandong Province of China. Confucius developed a philosophy that has influenced the social and political thought of countries around the world, including China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam. He counseled introspection, self-cultivation, sincerity, and the observance of respect within social relationships as a means of achieving justice and attaining morality in personal and public life.