H.Res. 201: Recognizing Beverly Eckert’s service to the Nation and particularly to the survivors and families of the September 11, 2001, attacks

H.Res. 201

Recognizing Beverly Eckert’s service to the Nation and particularly to the survivors and families of the September 11, 2001, attacks

Sponsor
Rep. Louise McIntosh Slaughter

Date
March 4, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 201 is being considered on the floor under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) on March 2, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 201 resolves that the House of Representatives:

  • "Acknowledges Beverly Eckert's service to the Nation and particularly to the survivors and families of the September 11, 2001, attacks;
  • "Recognizes Beverly Eckert's work to help bring about implementation of the 9/11 Commission recommendations to prepare, prevent, and respond to acts of terrorism; and
  • "Extends its deepest condolences to the family of Beverly Eckert and the families of all those who lost their lives due to the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407."

Background

Beverly Eckert was the widow of Sean Rooney, who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Following her husband's death, Beverly Eckert co-founded ‘‘Voices of September 11'', an advocacy group for survivors and 9/11 families. This advocacy group now has more than 5,500 members. Ms. Eckert was a strong proponent of the final passage of the ‘‘Implementing the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act of 2007.''

Beverly Eckert lost her life due to the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 on February 12, 2009. Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed near Buffalo, New York, and was en route from Newark, New Jersey.