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H.CON.RES.33: Supporting the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 51 (51 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Supports the goals and ideals of the National Day of Silence (during which students vow to remain silent to bring attention to the harassment and discrimination faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in schools). Encourages each state, city, and local educational agency to adopt laws and policies to prohibit name-calling, bullying, harassment, and discrimination against students, teachers, and other school staff regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity or gender expression.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
April 18, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce