CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 1299 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, May 10, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) on April 26, 2010.
H.Res. 1299 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Supports the goals and ideals of Peace Officers Memorial Day;
• "Honors Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty; and
• "Calls upon the people of the United States to observe Peace Officers Memorial Day with ceremonies and respect befitting those who have risked their lives and died in service to their communities."
According to the resolution's findings, law enforcement officers deserve the gratitude of the people of the United States for their service.