Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (07/21/2011)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Designates 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives.

Congratulates cooperatives and members of cooperatives in the United States and around the world on the recognition of the United Nations of 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives.

Recognizes the vital role cooperatives play in the economic and social well-being of the United States.

Urges the establishment of a National Committee for the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives.

Recognizes the importance of raising the profile of cooperatives and demonstrating the manner by which they build local wealth, generate employment, and provide competition in the marketplace.

Encourages highlighting the positive impact of cooperatives and developing new programs for domestic and international cooperative development.