H.Res. 51: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that adding art and design into Federal programs that target the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields encourages innovation and economic growth in the United States.

Introduced:
Feb 04, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Feb 04, 2013
Prognosis
0% chance of being agreed to
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This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Feb 04, 2013
Reported by Committee
Agreed To
 
Sponsor
James “Jim” Langevin
Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 04, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 319 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 21, 2011

 
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Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being agreed to.

47% of simple resolutions made it past committee and about 45% were agreed to in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
11 cosponsors (10D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

House Science, Space, and Technology

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Notes

H.Res. stands for House simple resolution.

A simple resolution is used for matters that affect just one chamber of Congress, often to change the rules of the chamber to set the manner of debate for a related bill. It must be agreed to in the chamber in which it was introduced. It is not voted on in the other chamber and does not have the force of law.

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/4/2013--Introduced.
Recognizes the importance of art and design in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Supports the designation of a STEM-to-STEAM Month.
Encourages the inclusion of art and design in the STEM fields during the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the Higher Education Act.
Encourages the Secretaries of Commerce and Education, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop a STEM to STEAM Council in order to facilitate a comprehensive approach to incorporate art and design into federal STEM programs.

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