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[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
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[H. Con. Res. 366 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 366



                              June 5, 2008

Received and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and 


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress that increasing American capabilities 
in science, mathematics, and technology education should be a national 

Whereas the economic competitiveness of the Nation depends on strong science, 
        mathematics, and technology capabilities throughout the workforce;
Whereas the need for improvement in education is acute in the areas of science, 
        mathematics, and technology;
Whereas our national competitiveness strategy must include the goals of--

    (1) ensuring that all young persons achieve a level of technological 
literacy adequate to prepare them for the demands of a scientific and 
technologically oriented society; and

    (2) fulfilling the need for a deep pool of talented American leaders in 
science and technological research and development;

Whereas numerous research reports indicate the Nation is not achieving these 
Whereas the most recent United States National Assessment of Educational 
        Progress reveals that a majority of those 17 years of age are poorly 
        equipped for informed citizenship and productive performance in the 
Whereas by 2016, 35.4 percent of our workforce will be comprised of minority 
        workers, and 46.6 percent will be women; and
Whereas women and minorities continue to be underserved by and underrepresented 
        in science and mathematics: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That it is the sense of Congress that--
            (1) this Nation should dedicate its resources to the 
        development of a broad pool of citizens who are functionally 
        literate in science, mathematics, and technology;
            (2) a national science education policy in the coming 
        decade should address the crucial need areas of--
                    (A) substantially increasing science scholarships 
                and providing adequate financial resources to permit 
                students from underrepresented populations to study 
                science, mathematics, and technology; and
                    (B) actively involving National Science Foundation 
                involvement in curriculum development with strong 
                emphasis on reinforcing science and mathematics 
                concepts at each grade level; and
            (3) this national challenge can be met through strong 
        leadership from the White House Office of Science and 
        Technology Policy; other Federal, State, and local governments; 
        and with long-term commitments from the civic, business, and 
        engineering communities.

            Passed the House of Representatives June 4, 2008.


                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,