CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 860 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) on October 22, 2009.
H.Res. 860 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the initiatives of the ‘Leave No Child Inside' initiative;
• "Encourages the President to issue a proclamation in support of the goals and ideals of the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights;
• "Encourages other States and territories of the United States to support the goals and ideals of the "Leave No Child Inside" initiative;
• "Encourages media and press organizations to participate in the ‘No Child Left Inside Month'; and
• "Recognizes and encourages the Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights commitment to fight obesity, physical disorders, and unawareness of natural amenities by promoting quality outdoor activities for children and adults."
According to the resolution's findings, in 2007, Chicago Wilderness launched the "Leave No Child Inside" initiative with the goal to get more children outside and to increase the amount and quality of time that they spend there.