H.Res. 1337 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jim Cooper (D-TN) on May 6, 2010.
H.Res. 1337 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- "Offers its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of those who lost their lives as the result of flooding beginning on May 2, 2010, in the States of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi;
- "Expresses its condolences to the families who lost their homes and other property in the flooding throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi;
- "Expresses gratitude and appreciation to the people of the State of Tennessee and the surrounding States, who continue to work to protect people from the floodwaters and aid in the recovery efforts;
- "Expresses its support as the Federal Emergency Management Agency continues its efforts to respond to any needs of the citizens and communities affected by the flooding and assists in the recovery efforts;
- "Honors the emergency responders across Tennessee for their bravery and sacrifice during this tragedy."
Beginning on May 2, 2010, the State of Tennessee was hit by unprecedented rainfall that resulted in the massive flooding of areas in and around Nashville.