H.Res. xx: Expressing condolences to and solidarity with the people of Pakistan in the aftermath of the devastating floods that began on July 22, 2010.

H.Res. xx

Expressing condolences to and solidarity with the people of Pakistan in the aftermath of the devastating floods that began on July 22, 2010.

Date
September 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. __ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA).

Bill Summary

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

  • “Mourns the significant loss of life, as well as the physical damage, caused by the flooding in Pakistan;
  • “Expresses its deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims of the floods and its solidarity with the millions of affected Pakistanis;
  • “Recognizes that Pakistan is and remains a close ally and friend of the United States;
  • “Recognizes that an effective and accountable government in Pakistan is essential for the country’s long-term recovery and stability;
  • “Urges the United States Administration and the international community, including private citizens and foreign governments, to continue providing assistance to help the people of Pakistan and to help strengthen and support the capacity of the Government of Pakistan to meet the needs of its people;
  • “Supports the use of funds authorized by the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009 for the purposes of providing long-term recovery and rehabilitation for flood-affected areas and populations;
  • “Urges a reexamination of priorities for spending the funds authorized by the Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009, with a view toward ensuring that the needs of the Pakistani people are appropriately addressed in the aftermath of the disaster;
  • “Commends the relief and recovery actions, still underway, by the United States military, the Department of State, and USAID to assist the people of Pakistan during this critical period;
  • “Commends the extraordinary humanitarian efforts and sustained commitment to helping the people of Pakistan by international and nongovernmental organizations;
  • “Recognizes the contributions of the Pakistani-American community and United States businesses to relief and recovery efforts in Pakistan;
  • “Reaffirms the commitment of the people of the United States to partner with the people of Pakistan to respond to the immediate crisis and build the foundations for a successful and lasting recovery.”