CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
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.
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."
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.