|Sponsor||Rep. Lewis, John|
|Committee||Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Date||September 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)|
|Staff Contact||Adam Hepburn|
H.Res. XXX is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on September 23, 2009.
H.Res. XXX resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Offers its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the flooding in the State of Georgia;
• "Expresses its condolences to the families who lost their homes and other property in the floods; and
• "Expresses gratitude and appreciation to the people of the State of Georgia and the surrounding states who continue to work to protect people from the still rising floodwaters."
According to the resolution's findings, Georgia has been hit by days of strong storms that have resulted in flooding, beginning on September 18, 2009. The floodwater has destroyed homes, flooded roadways, including major highways, compromised drinking water, severely damaged plumbing systems and caused significant damage to homes and businesses.