CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Con.Res. 213 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) on November 17, 2009.
H.Con.Res. 213 would resolve that the Congress:
• "Expresses solidarity with all people affected by Hurricane Ida;
• "Commends the brave efforts of the people of El Salvador and Central America as they recover from Hurricane Ida;
• "Applauds the coordination between the countries of Central America during the relief effort in providing relief to the people of El Salvador; and
• "Urges the President to continue to make available to nongovernmental organizations, private volunteer organizations, United Nations agencies, and regional institutions the necessary funding to help mitigate the effects of the recent natural disasters that have devastated El Salvador."
According to the resolution's findings, on November 9, 2009, parts of El Salvador were decimated by floods brought on by Hurricane Ida. Hurricane Ida caused the death of over 130 people in El Salvador, and made over 13,000 homeless, with both of those numbers likely to rise.