|Committee||Oversight and Government Reform|
|Date||July 13, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 612 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) July 7, 2009.
H.Res. 612 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
"Express its profound sympathies for the victims of the tragic Metrorail accident on Monday, June 22, 2009, and for their families, friends, and associates."
According to the resolution findings, two 6-car trains on the Metrorail Red Line, Train 112 and Train 214, were on the same track headed toward the Shady Grove Station, and at 4:59 p.m., Train 112 crashed into Train 214, which was waiting for another train boarding at the Fort Totten Station. 9 people died, 76 people reported injuries, and 51 people were taken to hospitals for treatment as a result of this accident.