H. Res. 524, Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives

H.Res. 524

Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives

Sponsor
Rep. Ed Royce

Date
November 17, 2015 (114th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the House will consider H. Res. 524, a resolution condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives, under suspension of the rules.  H. Res. 524 was introduced on November 16, 2015 by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) and was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Bill Summary

H. Res. 524 resolves that the House of Representatives:

(1) Condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives;

(2) Expresses its condolences to the families and friends of those individuals who were killed in the attacks and expresses its sympathies to those individuals who have been injured;

(3) Supports the Government of France in its efforts to bring to justice all those involved with the planning and execution of these terrorist attacks;

(4) Remains concerned regarding the flow of foreign fighters to and from the Middle East and West and North Africa and the threat posed by these individuals upon their return to their local communities; and,

(5) Expresses its readiness to assist the Government and people of France to respond to the growing terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its terrorist affiliates.

Background

On Friday, November 13, 2015, three groups of Islamist terrorists launched coordinated attacks against six sites across Paris, France, which resulted in the loss of at least 129 innocent lives and the severe wounding of hundreds.  The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Cost

A Congressional Budget Office (CBO) cost estimate is currently unavailable.

Additional Information

For questions or further information please contact Jerry White with the House Republican Policy Committee by email or at 5-0190.