H.Res. XX: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001

H.Res. XX

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001

Sponsor
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer

Date
September 14, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.Res. __ is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on September 14, 2010.

Bill Summary

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

  • “Recognizes September 11 as a day to mourn and remember those taken from their loved ones and fellow citizens, and as a day for the people of the United States to recommit to the Nation and to each other;
  • “Once again extends its deepest sympathies to the friends, families, and loved ones of the innocent victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks;
  • “Honors the heroic service and sacrifices of first responders, law enforcement personnel, State and local officials, volunteers, and others who aided the victims and, in so doing, bravely risked and often sacrificed their own lives and health;
  • “Expresses gratitude to the foreign leaders and citizens of all nations who have assisted and continue to stand in solidarity with the United States against terrorism in the aftermath of the attacks;
  • “Recognizes the heroic service of United States personnel, including members of the Armed Forces, intelligence agencies, the diplomatic service, the law enforcement and homeland security communities, and their families, who have sacrificed much, including their lives and health, to defend their country against terrorists;
  • “Vows that it will continue to defend the people of the United States and to identify, intercept, and defeat terrorists, including providing the Armed Forces, intelligence agencies, the diplomatic service, and the law enforcement and homeland security communities with the resources and support necessary to effectively accomplish this mission; and
  • “Reaffirms that the American people will never forget the sacrifices made on and since September 11, 2001.

Background

According to the resolution’s findings, thousands of innocent men, women, and children were brutally murdered in the attacks of September 11, 2001.