Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
September 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2nd Session
Issue: Vol. 158, No. 127 — Daily Edition
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SENATE RESOLUTION 568--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 16, 2012, AS ``NATIONAL HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS WEEK''
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[Page S6467] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 568--DESIGNATING THE WEEK BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 16, 2012, AS ``NATIONAL HISPANIC-SERVING INSTITUTIONS WEEK'' Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Reid, Mr. Begich, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mrs. Hutchison, Mr. Heller, Mr. Enzi, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Nelson of Florida, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Bennet, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Bingaman, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Coons, Mr. Lautenberg, and Mrs. Feinstein) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 568 Whereas Hispanic-serving institutions play an important role in educating many underprivileged students and helping those students attain their full potential through higher education; Whereas Hispanic-serving institutions are degree-granting institutions that have a full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment of at least 25 percent Hispanic students; Whereas there are more than 300 Hispanic-serving institutions in operation in the United States; Whereas Hispanic-serving institutions serve more than half (54 percent) of all Hispanic students, enrolling more than 1,300,000 students in 2010; Whereas Hispanic-serving institutions are actively involved in stabilizing and improving the communities in which the Hispanic-serving institutions are located; Whereas celebrating the vast contributions of Hispanic- serving institutions to the United States strengthens the culture of the United States; and Whereas the achievements and goals of Hispanic-serving institutions are deserving of national recognition: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) recognizes the achievements and goals of Hispanic- serving institutions across the United States; (2) designates the week beginning September 16, 2012, as ``National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week''; and (3) calls on the people of the United States and interested groups to observe the week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to demonstrate support for Hispanic- serving institutions. ____________________