艾尔·格林是美国国会亚太裔党团协会(the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus)的成员。在10月底，该草案被提交众议院全体会议辩论。该决议案的全名是《纪念孔子诞辰2560周年并承认他在哲学与社会政治思想方面无价的贡献》。
H.Res. 784 - Honoring the 2560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius
and recognizing his invaluable contributions to philosophy and social
and political thought (Green, D-TX)
Order of Business: The resolution is scheduled to be considered on Tuesday, October
27, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules and pass the resolution.
Summary: H.Res. 784 resolves that the House of Representatives:
“Honors the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius and recognizes his
invaluable contributions to philosophy and social and political thought.”
The resolution lists a number of findings, including:
“September 28, 551 B.C., is recognized as the date on which Confucius was born
in the town of Qufu, in what is now the Shandong Province of China;
“Confucius, who is one of the greatest thinkers, teachers, and social philosophers
in history, developed a philosophy that has deeply influenced, and continues to
influence, the social and political thought of countries around the world, including
China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Vietnam;
“Confucius counseled introspection, self-cultivation, sincerity, and the observance
of respect within social relationships as a means of achieving justice and attaining
morality in personal and public life, reflecting a moral fiber of the highest degree;
“The teaching of Confucius that `what one does not wish for oneself, one ought
not to do to anyone else; what one recognizes as desirable for oneself, one ought
to be willing to grant to others' is a model for ethical behavior and for the
promotion of harmony among us;
“Confucius taught that an ideal government is founded upon loyalty, respect for
elders, and recognition of the importance of family; and
“Confucius taught that politicians must be models of truthfulness and morality,
which serves as a reminder to all of our duty to serve with the utmost honor and
Committee Action: H.Res. 784 was introduced on September 29, 2009, and referred to
the House Committee on Foreign Affairs which took no public action.
Cost to Taxpayers: The resolution authorizes no expenditures.
Does the Bill Expand the Size and Scope of the Federal Government?: No.
Does the Bill Contain Any New State-Government, Local-Government, or Private-
Sector Mandates?: No.
Does the Bill Comply with House Rules Regarding Earmarks/Limited Tax
Benefits/Limited Tariff Benefits?: A committee reporting citing compliance with the
rules regarding earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits is not available.
However, the resolution does not contain any earmarks.
Constitutional Authority: A committee report citing constitutional authority is
RSC Staff Contact: Curtis Rhyne, Curtis.Rhyne@mail.house.gov (202) 226-8576