H.Res. 1052: Honoring the members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard of the State of Oklahoma for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States since September 11, 2001

H.Res. 1052

Honoring the members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard of the State of Oklahoma for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States since September 11, 2001

Date
September 14, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1052 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) on February 2, 2010.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1052 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Expresses its gratitude to the members of the Army National Guard and Air National Guard of the State of Oklahoma and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States since September 11, 2001; and
  • “Recognizes the citizen-soldiers and airmen of the Oklahoma National Guard as invaluable to the national security of the United States, vital to defending against threats both foreign and domestic, and essential for responding to State and national emergencies.”

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, since September 11, 2001, the 138th Fighter Wing has flown numerous Air Sovereignty Alert missions in the United States, protecting domestic targets against attack and contributing to homeland defense.  In 2008, the 138th Fighter Wing was recognized as the most active alert facility in the United States.