|Sponsor||Rep. Etheridge, Bob|
|Date||June 15, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Andy Koenig|
H.Res. 540 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, June 15, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Etheridge (D-NC) on June 12, 2009, and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
H.Res. 540 would express the sense that the House of Representatives recognizes:
On June 9, 2009, a ConAgra Foods plant near Garner, North Carolina, was struck by a massive explosion. The 500,000 square-foot plant had approximately 300 employees on site when the explosion happened. Three workers were killed and 40 employees were injured in the accident. In memory of those killed in the tragedy, ConAgra created the ConAgra Foods Garner Plant Fund, which provides assistance to those who lost loved ones in the explosion.