S.Con.Res 30: A Concurrent Resolution Commending the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the Occasion of its 125th anniversary

S.Con.Res 30

A Concurrent Resolution Commending the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the Occasion of its 125th anniversary

Sponsor
Sen. Charles E. Schumer

Date
July 13, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

S.Con.Res. 30 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Charles E. Schumer Jr. (D-NY) June 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

S.Con.Res. 30 would resolve that Congress:

"Commends the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the occasion of its 125th anniversary for the exemplary service its administrators and employees provide in collecting and disseminating vital information for the United States."

 

Background

According to the resolution findings, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal factfinding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics, and in that role it collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the public, Congress, other federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has completed 125 years of service by producing data and special studies on prices, employment and unemployment, productivity, wages and other compensation, economic growth, industrial relations, occupational safety and health, the use of time by the people of the United States, and the economic conditions of States and metropolitan areas;