H.Res. XX: Expressing condolences to the families of the individuals killed during storms and floods in the State of Georgia between September 18 and 21, 2009, and expressing gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who continue to work with unyielding determinat

H.Res. XX

Expressing condolences to the families of the individuals killed during storms and floods in the State of Georgia between September 18 and 21, 2009, and expressing gratitude to all of the emergency personnel who continue to work with unyielding determinat

Sponsor
Rep. John Lewis

Date
September 23, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. XXX is being considered under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) on September 23, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. XXX resolves that the House of Representatives:

•  "Offers its deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the flooding in the State of Georgia;

•   "Expresses its condolences to the families who lost their homes and other property in the floods; and

•   "Expresses gratitude and appreciation to the people of the State of Georgia and the surrounding states who continue to work to protect people from the still rising floodwaters."

 

Background

According to the resolution's findings, Georgia has been hit by days of strong storms that have resulted in flooding, beginning on September 18, 2009. The floodwater has destroyed homes, flooded roadways, including major highways, compromised drinking water, severely damaged plumbing systems and caused significant damage to homes and businesses.