H. RES. 878
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 2, 2020
Mr. Rodney Davis of Illinois (for himself and Mrs. Davis of California) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
Encouraging people in the United States to recognize Monday, March 2, 2020, as Read Across America Day.
Whereas reading is a basic requirement for quality education and professional success, and is a source of pleasure throughout life;
Whereas the people of the United States must be able to read if the United States is to remain competitive in the global economy;
Whereas Congress has placed great emphasis on reading intervention and providing additional resources for reading assistance, including through the programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6301 et seq.) and through annual appropriations for library and literacy programs; and
Whereas more than 50 national organizations concerned about reading and education have joined with the National Education Association (NEA) to use March 2d to celebrate reading and all authors who ignite a love of reading: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
honors all authors for their success in encouraging children to discover the joy of reading, including authors like Theodor Geisel (also known as
Dr. Seuss) and Patricia McKissack;
honors the 23rd anniversary of Read Across America Day;
encourages parents, educators, and communities to read with their children for at least 30 minutes on Read Across America Day in honor of the commitment of the House of Representatives to building a Nation of readers; and
encourages the people of the United States to observe Read Across America Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.