H.Res. 891: Expressing the gratitude of the House of Representatives for the service to our Nation of the Coast Guard and Marine Corps aircraft pilots and crewmembers lost off the coast of California on October 29, 2009

H.Res. 891

Expressing the gratitude of the House of Representatives for the service to our Nation of the Coast Guard and Marine Corps aircraft pilots and crewmembers lost off the coast of California on October 29, 2009

Sponsor
Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Date
November 17, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 891 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) on November 5, 2009.

 

Bill Summary

H.Res. 891 would resolve that the House of Representatives "expresses its gratitude for the service to our Nation of the Coast Guard and Marine Corps aircraft pilots and crewmembers lost off the coast of California on October 29, 2009, and extends its condolences to their family, friends, and loved ones."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, on the evening of October 29, 2009, a Coast Guard C-130 aircraft with two pilots and five crewmembers on board was involved in a search and rescue mission off the coast of California, and at the same time, a Marine Corps AH-1W Super Cobra carrying two pilots was involved in a military escort mission nearby. The two aircraft are suspected to have collided while traveling east of San Clemente Island, California.