H.Res. 1583: Observing the fifth anniversary of the date on which Hurricane Rita devastated the coasts of Louisiana and Texas, remembering those lost in the storm and in the process of evacuation, recovery, and rebuilding; saluting the dedication of the volunteers who

H.Res. 1583

Observing the fifth anniversary of the date on which Hurricane Rita devastated the coasts of Louisiana and Texas, remembering those lost in the storm and in the process of evacuation, recovery, and rebuilding; saluting the dedication of the volunteers who

Date
September 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 1583 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) on July 30, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1583 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Expresses its support to the victims of Hurricane Rita;
  • “Commends the courageous efforts of those who assisted in the recovery progress;
  • “Recognizes the contributions of the communities in Louisiana and Texas to the United States; and
  • “Reaffirms its commitment to rebuild, renew, and restore the Gulf Coast region.”

 

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, on September 24, 2005, Hurricane Rita made landfall just east of the Texas-Louisiana border, between Sabine Pass and Johnson's Bayou, as a Category 3 hurricane with wind speeds of 120 mph and further devastated the Gulf Coast.