H.Con.Res. 319 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-TX) on September 22, 2010.
H.Con.Res. 319 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Recognizes the shootings that occurred at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009, as a tragic event in the history of the Army and the United States;
- “Extends its deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims of the shootings who had already sacrificed a great deal by righteously answering their country's call to serve;
- “Honors the civilian law enforcement personnel of the Department of Defense for effectively implementing their training to promptly eliminate the threat, thereby limiting additional loss of life or injury;
- “Commends the Fort Hood command team for its timely response and situational control; and
- “Expresses gratitude to the Fort Hood communities, military personnel stationed at Fort Hood, military service organizations, and the American people for promptly extending comfort and assistance to the victims of the shootings and their families.”