|Sponsor||Rep. Nadler, Jerrold|
|Date||November 3, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ja'Ron Smith|
H.Res. 856 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler on October 22, 2009.
H.Res. 856 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the commissioning of the USS New York LPD 21;
• "Congratulates the captain and commissioning crew of the USS New York LPD 21 on the occasion of their vessel entering into the service of the United States Navy;
• "Recognizes the sacrifices made by the men and women in uniform who put themselves in harm's way in order to protect and defend the United States;
• "Honors those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on September 11, 2001; and
• "Recommits itself to the counter-terrorism mission of the USS New York LPD 21 and all the members of the United States Armed Forces."
According to the resolution's findings, on September 6, 2002, the Secretary of the Navy announced the name of the fifth vessel of the San Antonio-class Amphibious Transport Dock ships would be named USS New York LPD 21.