|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||May 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.Res. 405 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) on May 6, 2009.
H.Res. 405 resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Commends the people of North Dakota for their heroic efforts in fighting the floods in North Dakota;
• "Commends the many people from around the United States who assisted the people of North Dakota during this time of need;
• "Expresses appreciation to the officials of the numerous Federal agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, working on the ground in North Dakota for their consistently rapid, efficient, and effective response to the disaster; and
• "Continues to stand with the communities of North Dakota in the efforts to recover from the flooding during 2009, and to improve protections against flooding in the future."
According to the resolution's findings, 47 of the 53 counties in North Dakota have were declared Federal disaster areas due to flooding in the State earlier this year. The people of North Dakota suffered severe damage to their homes, livelihoods, and communities. Ranchers in North Dakota are estimated to have lost nearly 100,000 head of livestock. Federal, State, and local officials have provided disaster response services throughout the crisis in North Dakota.