H.Res. 1153: Recognizing the heroic efforts of the West Virginia National Guard and local responders for their work rescuing 17 individuals from a downed military helicopter on a rugged, snow-covered mountain on the Pocahontas-Randolph county line.

H.Res. 1153

Recognizing the heroic efforts of the West Virginia National Guard and local responders for their work rescuing 17 individuals from a downed military helicopter on a rugged, snow-covered mountain on the Pocahontas-Randolph county line.

Sponsor
Rep. Nick J. Rahall II

Date
June 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1153 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Nick Rahall II (D-WV) on March 9, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1153 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Honors the heroic efforts of the West Virginia National Guard and local first responders;
  • “Recognizes the countless volunteers, families, and neighbors who assisted in rescuing the 17 individuals;
  • “Recognizes the courage, ability, incredible determination, and willingness of West Virginians to lend a neighborly hand.”

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the West Virginia National Guard and local responders safely and successfully rescued 17 individuals from a downed military helicopter on a rugged, snow-covered mountain on the Pocahontas-Randolph county line.