|Sponsor||Rep. Price, David E.|
|Date||July 28, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. 675 under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. 675 was introduced on July 23, 2009, by Rep. David Price (D-NC).
H.Res. 675 resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Condemns in the strongest terms the July 17, 2009, attacks in Jakarta and all other terrorist attacks against targets in Indonesia;
• "Expresses its condolences to the people of Indonesia and the various other countries suffering casualties in the attacks;
• "Supports the efforts of the Government of Indonesia to investigate and prosecute the attacks to the fullest extent of the law, and calls upon Indonesia and its neighbors to work together to combat terrorism in Southeast Asia;
• "Expresses its confidence that Indonesia remains a reliable partner in the global struggle against terrorism and a stable destination for trade, travel, and investment; and
• "Reaffirms the long-term commitment of the United States to the strengthening of democratic institutions and the promotion of peace, prosperity, and ethnic and religious tolerance in Indonesia."
On July 17, 2009, two terrorists carried out twin suicide bombings at the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in the central business district of Jakarta, Indonesia, killing at least seven people and wounding at least 50. In addition to Indonesian victims, citizens of Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore lost their lives in the attacks, and citizens of Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States were injured. Indonesia is the most populous Muslim-majority country in the world.