simple resolution Progress
- The house has not voted
Committee on Oversight and ReformIntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017
- house Committees
Bill DetailsOfficial information provided by the Congressional Research Service. Learn more or make a suggestion.
The Congressional Research Service writes summaries for most legislation. These summaries are listed here. Countable will update some legislation with a revised summary, title or other key elements.
Recognizing the cultural and historical significance of Lunar New Year in 2017.
Recognizes the cultural and historical significance of the Lunar New Year. Expresses, in observance of this Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rooster, the deepest respect of the House of Representatives for Asian Americans and all individuals throughout the world who celebrate this significant occasion. Wishes Asian Americans and all individuals who observe this holiday a happy and prosperous new year.
We are a culturally diverse nation, once touted to every American schoolchild as the "melting pot" which implied immigrants coming to this country gave up their culture to become American. But our culture is great because of its diversity. We need to recognize the contributions of all ethnicities.
I recognize the cultural significance of Lunar New Year, but am lost on this vote. By recognition, what does this entail? National holiday or it's just added to all of the calendars we buy each year? It is my belief that while we should recognize specific holidays as national holidays (i.e. Fourth of July, New Years, Presidents' Day) there should be a 3-5 day allowance for personally observed holidays allotted to you by your employer for religious or secular holidays. Not everybody needs or wants Christmas off, but if you do, take it. Perhaps instead of Christmas, you want days off for a family reunion in the summer, take your holiday. Easter, Lunar New Year, Ramadan, Halloween, first-day-of-spring; you pick your holidays that aren't represented by the country as a whole.