|Date||December 7, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Con.Res. 199 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, December 7, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Gregorio Sablan (D-MP) on October 13, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 199 would resolve that the Congress:
• "Recognizes the valuable, historic, and continued contribution of Echo Company of the 100th Battalion of the 442d Infantry of the United States Army to the citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States;
• "Commends the efforts and contributions of the soldiers and sacrifices of the families of Echo Company to the United States;
• "Recognizes and reaffirms the commitment of Congress to support the mission of Echo Company; and
• "Honors the lives of the soldiers of Echo Company who gave the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of the United States."
According to the resolution's findings, Echo Company of the 100th Battalion of the 442d Infantry of the United States Army was officially activated on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota and has been protecting the citizens of the Northern Mariana Islands since November 1998.