H.Res. 861: Supporting the goals and ideals of National Military Family Month

H.Res. 861

Supporting the goals and ideals of National Military Family Month

Sponsor
Rep. Tom Rooney

Date
December 2, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 861 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL) on October 22, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 861 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of National Military Family Month;
• "Recognizes the sacrifices and dedication of military families and their contributions to the United States; and
• "Encourages the people of the United States to observe National Military Family Month with appropriate ceremonies and activities."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the month of November, which includes the Veterans Day holiday, would be an appropriate month to observe as a National Military Family Month.