Bill of the Day: H.Res 224

Congress has been dealing with some serious business lately — funding the federal government for the rest of the year, for example. But now, they are done with the appropriations bill and can turn their attention elsewhere.

One forgotten priority: the celebration of Pi Day. Pi Day, for the math phobes in the audience, is March 14. It honors the approximation of the constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its radius, 3.14

H.Res 224 is a non-binding resolution with the following effects:

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

      (1) supports the designation of a `Pi Day' and its celebration around the world;

      (2) recognizes the continuing importance of National Science Foundation's math and science education programs; and

      (3) encourages schools and educators to observe the day with appropriate activities that teach students about Pi and engage them about the study of mathematics.

UPDATE 3/12: The bill passed today, 391-10.

 The bill's sponsors are Rep. Barton Gordon (D-Tenn.), Rep. Brian Baird (D-Wash.), Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Texas) and Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.)

Do you think celebrating Pi Day is important? Or is this resolution a waste of time? Tell us what you think.