To improve and expand geographic literacy among kindergarten through grade 12 students in the United States by improving professional development programs for kindergarten through grade 12 teachers offered through institutions of higher education.
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Sponsor and status
Chris Van Hollen
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 2, 2011
Length: 11 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on March 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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71 Cosponsors (64 Democrats, 7 Republicans)
Feb 28, 2007
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1228 (110th).
Feb 26, 2009
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1240 (111th).
Mar 2, 2011
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Feb 26, 2013
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 822 (113th).
H.R. 885 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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