H.Res. : Honoring the graduating Class of 2009 at the University of California, Merced

H.Res.

Honoring the graduating Class of 2009 at the University of California, Merced

Date
May 5, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res.__ is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) on May 5, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. __ resolves that the House of Representatives, "commends the students comprising the first graduating class at the University of California, Merced, the class of 2009, for their pioneering spirit, dedication, efforts, and desire to help establish an institution that puts Merced on the road to opportunity and promises to inspire the educational dreams of young people in this underserved region for generations to come."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the Chancellor, faculty, staff, and students of the University of California, Merced have advanced "the University of California's historic mission of excellence in teaching, research, and public service by assembling to build the nation's first major public research university of the 21st century in Merced, California." Half of the institution's students are the first in their families to attend college, and 518 students will comprise the institution's first graduating class on May 16, 2009.