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S.RES.427: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate about the importance of effective civic education programs in schools in the United States.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 29, 2014
Latest Major Action April 29, 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 the sense of the Senate that:

  • civic education is essential to the well-being of the constitutional government of the United States,
  • comprehensive and formal instruction in civics and government provides students with a basis for understanding the rights and responsibilities of citizens under such government,
  • elementary and secondary schools are encouraged to offer courses on the history and theories of such government, and
  • civics and government teachers are well served by having access to professional development programs that enhance their capacity to provide effective civic education in the classroom.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 29, 2014 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S2524; text as passed Senate: CR S2474)