Text: H.Res.1611 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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H. Res. 1611



In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

September 14, 2010.  

Whereas Hispanic-Serving Institutions play an important role in educating many underprivileged students and helping them attain their full potential through higher education;

Whereas Hispanic-Serving Institutions are degree-granting institutions with a full-time-equivalent undergraduate enrollment of 25 percent or more Hispanic students;

Whereas there are currently approximately 260 Hispanic-Serving Institutions in the United States;

Whereas Hispanic-Serving Institutions are actively involved in stabilizing and improving their communities;

Whereas over 50 percent of the Nation’s Hispanic students attend Hispanic-Serving Institutions;

Whereas celebrating the vast contributions of Hispanic-Serving Institutions contributes to the strength and culture of the United States;

Whereas the achievements and goals of Hispanic-Serving Institutions are deserving of national recognition; and

Whereas the week of September 19, 2010, would be an appropriate week to designate as “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) recognizes the achievements and goals of Hispanic-Serving Institutions across the United States;

(2) supports the designation of “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”;

(3) requests the President to issue a proclamation designating “National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week”; and

(4) calls on the people of the United States and interested groups to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Attest:





Clerk.