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