H.Res. 1538: Condemning the July 11, 2010, terrorist attacks in Kampala, Uganda.

H.Res. 1538

Condemning the July 11, 2010, terrorist attacks in Kampala, Uganda.

Sponsor
Rep. Susan A. Davis

Date
July 27, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1538 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) on July 20, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1538 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Kampala, Uganda, on July 11, 2010;
  • “Encourages the Administration to help Ugandan and Somali authorities bring those responsible for these attacks to justice;
  • “Expresses its condolences to the families of Nate `Oteka' Henn and all the victims of these attacks;
  • “Strongly condemns al Shabaab's destabilizing role in Somalia and the region;
  • “Recognizes the importance of Uganda's peacekeeping efforts in Somalia;
  • “Calls on the Administration to work with the international community to address the security threat emanating from Somalia.”

Background

According to the resolution's findings, on July 11, 2010, terrorists allegedly associated with the Somalia-based al Shabaab terrorist organization carried out multiple suicide bombings against civilian targets in the city of Kampala, Uganda.