H.Res. 836: Expressing support for Teen Read Week

H.Res. 836

Expressing support for Teen Read Week

Sponsor
Rep. Phil Roe

Date
October 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 836 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. David Roe (R-TN) on October 15, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 836 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Teen Read Week;
• "Recognizes that it is important for teens to be taught to read proficiently; and
• "Encourages teens to read for leisure and academic purposes."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Teen Read Week recognizes that it is important for adolescents to read proficiently.