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H.RES.169: Expressing support for designation of Saint Louis, Missouri, as the "National Chess Capital" to enhance awareness of the educational benefits of chess and to encourage schools and community centers to engage in chess programs to promote problem solving, critical thinking, spatial awareness, and goal setting.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about sports and recreation
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Sponsor William Lacy Clay, D-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 34 (22 Democrats, 12 Republicans)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action April 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

Supports the designation of Saint Louis, Missouri, as the "National Chess Capital."

Honors the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis as the thought-leader in chess education in the United States.

Encourages the "National Chess Capital" to continue promoting the educational benefits of chess among schoolchildren.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 18, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.