H. Res. 959, Recognizing the roles and contributions of the teachers of the United States in building and enhancing the civic, cultural, and economic well-being of the United States.

Summary: This resolution thanks the teachers of the United States and promotes the teaching profession by encouraging students, parents, school administrators, and public officials to recognize National Teacher Appreciation Week. (Cosponsors)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 05/15/20.

STATUS: Introduced 05/08/19 by Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6].


  • “Our teachers go above and beyond every day and this pandemic has made that abundantly clear,” said Congressman Graves. “Even in the midst of uncertain times, teachers have quickly adapted to provide learning opportunities without a physical classroom. This school year has been incredibly challenging and our teachers have stepped up to ensure our children are still learning. Teacher Appreciation Week may look different this year, but it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the work and role of teachers in the lives of our students.” (Source: Rep. Graves, Press Release, 05/08/20)


Link to the text of the bill.

Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

Link to bill information on GovTrack.