CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
H.Res. 925 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Saturday, March 20, 2010, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) on November 19, 2009.
H.Res. 925 resolves that it is the sense of the House of Representatives that:
• "Aviators in the United States Armed Forces who were shot down over, or otherwise forced to land in, hostile territory yet evaded enemy capture or were captured but subsequently escaped to return to their units and resume their service to the United States should be recognized for their extraordinary service; and
"The Secretaries of the military departments should consider these aviators for appropriate recognition within their branch of the Armed Forces."