CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The House is scheduled to consider H.Res. XX under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. H.Res. XX is expected to be introduced on April 14, 2010, by Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA).
H.Res. XX resolves that the House of Representatives:
• "Mourns the death of President Kaczynski and the terrible loss of life that resulted from the plane crash of April 10, 2010;
• "Expresses its deepest sympathies to the people of Poland and the families of those who perished
• for their profound loss;
• "Expresses strong and continued solidarity with the people of Poland and all persons of Polish descent; and
• "Expresses unwavering support for the Polish government as it works to overcome the loss of many key public officials."
On April 10, 2010, a plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other military, political and church leaders crashed in Russia, killing all onboard. The flight was en route to a 70th anniversary commemoration of the Katyn Forest massacre, when Soviets killed thousands of Polish soldiers during World War II.