H.Res. XX: Condemning the murder of Army Private William Long and the wounding of Army Private Quinton Ezeagwula, who were shot outside the Army Navy Career Center in Little Rock, Arkansas

H.Res. XX

Condemning the murder of Army Private William Long and the wounding of Army Private Quinton Ezeagwula, who were shot outside the Army Navy Career Center in Little Rock, Arkansas

Date
June 9, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. --- is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) on June 4, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res.--- would resolve that Congress:

  • "Offers its condolences to the family of Private William Long;
  • "Hopes for a full recovery for Private Quinton Ezeagwula; and
  • "Urges that the perpetrator or perpetrators of this senseless shooting be brought to justice."

Background

On June 1, 2009, Private William Long, 23, was murdered, and Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, was wounded by gunfire outside the Army Navy Career Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The men and women of the Armed Forces risk their lives every day to preserve America's freedom and to defend the liberty, security, and prosperity enjoyed by the American people. The service in the Armed Forces entails special hazards and demands extraordinary sacrifices from service members.