H.Res. 940: Recognizing and honoring the National Guard on the occasion of its 373rd anniversary

H.Res. 940

Recognizing and honoring the National Guard on the occasion of its 373rd anniversary

Sponsor
Rep. Bob Latta

Date
December 7, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 940 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, December 7, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH) on December 1, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 940 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Thanks the members of the National Guard for their service in response to the attacks on September 11, 2001, and their continuing role in homeland security and military operations;
• "Supports providing the National Guard with the necessary resources to ensure its readiness;
• "Expresses its condolences and gratitude to the families of those members of the National Guard who have lost their lives through their dedication and commitment to the freedom and security of the United States while serving in the National Guard; and
• "Honors and supports the compassionate, courageous, and dedicated members of the National Guard who serve a critical role in protecting the United States and its citizens' freedoms and treasured liberties."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, the National Guard celebrates its 373rd birthday on December 13, 2009.