CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1206 expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Mary Fallin (R-OK) on March 23, 2010.
H.Res. 1206 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Joins with the people of the United States in sending best wishes and prayers to the families, friends, and neighbors of the 168 people killed in the terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
• "Sends its best wishes and thoughts to those injured in the bombing and expresses gratitude for their recovery;
• "Thanks the thousands of first responders, rescue workers, medical personnel, and volunteers from the community and across the Nation who answered the call for help on the morning of the attack and in the days and weeks thereafter;
• "Pledges to work with the people of the United States to promote the goals and mission of the Oklahoma City National Memorial;
• "Supports the inscription on the wall of the Memorial, which reads: `We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived, and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope, and serenity.';
• "Congratulates the people of Oklahoma City for making tremendous progress in recovering from the attack over the past 15 years and demonstrating their steadfast commitment to the ability of hope to triumph over violence;
• "Applauds the people of Oklahoma City as they continue to persevere and to stand as a beacon to the rest of the Nation and the world, attesting to the strength of goodness in overcoming evil wherever it arises;
• "Supports the goals and ideals of the National Week of Hope; and
• "Directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to transmit an enrolled copy of this resolution to the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation as an expression of appreciation for the work of the Foundation.
According to the resolution's findings, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building is April 19, 2010; and the week of April 19, 2010, should be designated as the National Week of Hope.