H.R. 885 (112th): Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act


Mar 2, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 2, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Chris Van Hollen Jr.

Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 2, 2011
Length: 11 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

3/2/2011--Introduced.Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a geography education grant program under title II (Teacher Quality Enhancement).Authorizes the Secretary of Education ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 2, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 885”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


71 cosponsors (64D, 7R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1240 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 26, 2009

H.R. 822 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 26, 2013

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