H. RES. 1061
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 21, 2022
Mrs. Beatty (for herself, Ms. Brown of Ohio, Ms. Norton, Mr. Bacon, and Ms. Schakowsky) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
Supporting the goals and ideals of National Deaf History Month.
Whereas the purpose of National Deaf History Month is to increase awareness of and express appreciation for the many contributions that deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals have made to our society;
Whereas, according to 2017 Census Bureau estimates, at least 11,200,000 individuals in the United States are deaf or hard of hearing;
Whereas deaf culture is an important part of the fabric of our society;
Whereas deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals have made and continue to make numerous contributions to the United States;
Whereas the American School for the Deaf opened in Hartford, Connecticut, on April 15, 1817, as the first public school for the deaf in the United States;
Whereas Gallaudet University was founded on April 8, 1864, when President Lincoln signed the charter establishing it as the first college for the deaf in the world; and
Whereas the National Association of the Deaf and the American Library Association support recognizing April as National Deaf History Month: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives—
supports the goals and ideals of National Deaf History Month;
recognizes the many contributions that deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals have made to the United States; and
encourages the people of the United States to observe National Deaf History Month with appropriate programs and activities.