H.Res. 89: Supporting and encouraging greater support for Veterans Day each year

H.Res. 89

Supporting and encouraging greater support for Veterans Day each year

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

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. 89 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, November 2, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA) January 26, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 89 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Encourages Americans to demonstrate their support for veterans on Veterans Day each year by treating that day as a special day of reflection;
• "Encourages schools and teachers to educate students on the great contributions veterans have made to the country and its history, both while serving as members of the United States Armed Forces and after completing their service; and
• "Requests that the President issue a proclamation each year in connection with the observance of Veterans Day calling on the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities."