CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
S.J.Res. 32 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) on June 16, 2010. The Senate passed the resolution on the same day by unanimous consent.
S.J.Res. 32 resolves that Congress:
On June 27, 1950, President Harry Truman ordered the U.S. Armed Forces to help the Republic of Korea defend itself against the North Korean invasion. The hostilities ended in a cease-fire on July 27, 1953, and the Korean peninsula still technically remains in a state of war. Approximately 1,789,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces served in-theater along with the forces of the Republic of Korea and 20 other members of the United Nations. U.S. casualties during the Korean War included 54,246 dead, more than 92,100 wounded, and approximately 8,176 listed as missing in action or prisoners of war. The Republic of Korea has emerged from a war-torn economy into one of the major economies in the world and one of the largest trading partners of the U.S.