|Sponsor||Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L.|
|Date||October 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 823 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on October 13, 2009.
H.Res. 823 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Expresses its deep condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of those killed and injured in the attack on the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) office in Islamabad, Pakistan, on October 5, 2009;
• "Recognizes the critical role the WFP plays in helping alleviate poverty, which can be exploited by extremists to create instability, in Pakistan and the greater South Asian region;
• "Reaffirms its support for the WFP's mission to bring emergency food aid to the most vulnerable people of Pakistan and around the world; and
• "Commends the approximately 10,000 people of the WFP directly serving the hungry and poor across the world for their invaluable contribution to bringing relief to those most in need."
According to the resolution's findings, on October 5, 2009, a suicide bomber attacked the WFP office in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing five employees.