H.Res. XX: Expressing support for the goals and ideals of the Inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

H.Res. XX

Expressing support for the goals and ideals of the Inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C.

Date
September 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res.__ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) on September 29, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. __ would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Expresses its support for the goals and ideals of the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival to promote science scholarship and an interest in scientific research and development as the cornerstones of innovation and competition in America;
  • “Supports festivals such as the USA Science & Engineering Festival which focus on the importance of science and engineering to our every day lives through exhibits in such topics as human spaceflight, weather forecasting, satellite technology, and telescopes;
  • “Congratulates all the individuals and organizations whose efforts will make the USA Science & Engineering Festival highlighting American accomplishments in science and engineering possible; and
  • “Encourages families and their children to participate in the activities and exhibits which will occur on the National Mall and across America as satellite events to the USA Science & Engineering Festival.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, the USA Science & Engineering Festival will highlight the important contribution of science and engineering to American competitiveness through exhibits on such topics as human spaceflight, satellites, weather forecasting, and telescopes.