H.Res. 461: Honoring Sentinels of Freedom and commending the dedication, commitment, and extraordinary work of the organization

H.Res. 461

Honoring Sentinels of Freedom and commending the dedication, commitment, and extraordinary work of the organization

Sponsor
Rep. Jerry McNerney

Date
November 2, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

H.Res. 461 is expected to be considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) on May 20, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 461 resolves that the House of Representatives "honors Sentinels of Freedom; commends Sentinels of Freedom's dedication and commitment to the brave men and women who have served the United States; and praises Sentinels of Freedom for its extraordinary work for the well-being of the Nation's veterans."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the mission of Sentinels of Freedom is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women who served in the Unites States Armed Forces and who have suffered severe injuries. The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation was created to benefit qualified veterans severely injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001; they provide four-year scholarships that help veterans to become self-sufficient.