H.Res. 1187: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to raising public awareness of and helping to prevent attacks against Federal employees while engaged in or on account of the performance of official duties

H.Res. 1187

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to raising public awareness of and helping to prevent attacks against Federal employees while engaged in or on account of the performance of official duties

Sponsor
Rep. James P. Moran

Date
May 11, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1187 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA) on March 16, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1187 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Expresses the Nation's appreciation for the outstanding contributions made by Federal employees to the United States;
• "Supports the goal of protecting the safety and security of our Federal employees; and
• "Urges that the Government seek ways to improve the safety and security of our Federal employees."

Background

According to the resolution findings, title 18 of the United States Code makes it a crime to forcibly assault, resist, intimidate, or interfere with a federal employee while engaged in or on account of the performance of official duties, or to kill or attempt to kill any such employee while so engaged or on such account.