CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 878 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Todd Platts (D-PA) on October 29, 2009, and referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, which took no official action.
H.Res. 878 would express the sense that House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of National Family Literacy Day; and
• "Recognizes the benefits of parental involvement in a child's education."
According to the resolution's findings, children spend up to five times as much of their time outside the classroom than at school. National Literacy Day is held annually on November 1 to encourage parents to become more involved in kid's schoolwork at home. In honor of National Family Literacy Day, educational events activities for families will take place at schools and within literacy programs across the country.