Week ending December 22, 2017
H.Con.Res.95 – Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K-12 classrooms.
HCR 95 expresses support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms nationwide
Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms.
Whereas 9 in 10 parents want their child to study computer science, but only 40 percent of schools teach computer programming;
Whereas low-income students and students from small towns and rural communities are less likely to attend a school that offers computer science programming;
Whereas computing makes up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields;
Whereas there are over 500,000 open computing jobs nationwide and such job openings are projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs;
Whereas significant workforce shortages in computing fields, particularly in cybersecurity, can pose significant threats to our national security;
Whereas computing occupations are among the highest paying jobs for new graduates; and
Whereas, by 2020, there will be 1,400,000 computer-science-related jobs available, but only about 400,000 computer science graduates who will have the skills necessary to apply for those jobs: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That the Congress expresses support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms throughout the country.
Sponsor: Rep. Taylor, Scott [R-VA-2] (Introduced 12/01/2017)
Status: Passed House /
VOTES and FLOOR ACTION
On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote
Motion to recommit:
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COST AND IMPACT
Cost to the taxpayers: Data not available
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Tax Complexity: Not applicable to this bill.
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Constitutional Authority: Assumed.
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