H.Res. 612: Expressing the profound sympathies of the House of Representatives for the victims of the tragic Metrorail accident on Monday, June 22, 2009, and for their families, friends, and associates

H.Res. 612

Expressing the profound sympathies of the House of Representatives for the victims of the tragic Metrorail accident on Monday, June 22, 2009, and for their families, friends, and associates

Sponsor
Sen. Bernard Sanders

Date
July 13, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 612 is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) July 7, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 612 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

"Express its profound sympathies for the victims of the tragic Metrorail accident on Monday, June 22, 2009, and for their families, friends, and associates."

 

Background

According to the resolution findings, two 6-car trains on the Metrorail Red Line, Train 112 and Train 214, were on the same track headed toward the Shady Grove Station, and at 4:59 p.m., Train 112 crashed into Train 214, which was waiting for another train boarding at the Fort Totten Station. 9 people died, 76 people reported injuries, and 51 people were taken to hospitals for treatment as a result of this accident.