H.Res. 1127: Expressing concern regarding the suicide plane attack on Internal Revenue Service employees in Austin, Texas

H.Res. 1127

Expressing concern regarding the suicide plane attack on Internal Revenue Service employees in Austin, Texas

Sponsor
Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Date
March 3, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1127 expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) on March 2, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1127 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

•  "Strongly condemns the terror attack perpetrated deliberately against Federal employees of the Internal Revenue Service in Austin, Texas;

•  "Honors Vernon Hunter, a victim of the crash, Shane Hill, who suffered severe injuries, and all those who were injured for their service to our Nation;

•  "Commends Internal Revenue Service employees for their dedication and public service;

•  "Recognizes the heroic actions of the first responders, emergency services personnel, Internal Revenue Service employees, and citizens on the ground in Austin such as Robin De Haven whose actions minimized the loss of life; and

•  "Rejects any statement or act that delib1erately fans the flames of hatred or expresses sympathy for those who would attack public servants serving our Nation."

 

Background

On February 18, 2010, a suicide plane attack targeted an office building in Austin, Texas, which houses Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees. The assailant and IRS worker Vernon Hunter died in the attack.