CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 791 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) on October 1, 2009.
H.Res. 791 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the Aldine Independent School District in Harris County, Texas, for the outstanding achievement of winning the 2009 "Broad Prize for Urban Education", the largest education award for school districts in the United States; and
• "Congratulates the entire Aldine Independent School District community on the hard work and dedication the community has demonstrated toward student achievement, particularly the efforts of the community toward reducing the achievement gaps among ethnic groups and between high- and low-income students."
According to the resolution's findings, the Aldine Independent School District was selected from among 100 of the largest school districts in the country to win the 2009 "Broad Prize for Urban Education."