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S.RES.102: A resolution expressing support for the designation of Saint Louis, Missouri, as the "National Chess Capital" of the United States 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.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about sports and recreation
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Sponsor Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 18, 2013
Latest Major Action May 5, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Expresses support for the designation of Saint Louis, Missouri, as the "National Chess Capital" of the United States.

Encourages the people of Saint Louis to continue promoting the educational benefits of chess among school-aged children.

Encourages all schools and community centers in the United States to engage in chess programs to promote problem-solving, critical thinking, spatial awareness, and goal setting.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 5, 2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S2677)
May 5, 2014 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2677)
April 18, 2013 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2805)