This bill seeks to honor Staff Sergeant Sky Mote — a Marine who was killed while serving in Afghanistan — by naming a mountain where his friends and family used to go on annual hunting trips after him: “Sky Point.” The mountain is in the John Muir Wilderness of the Sierra Nevada National Forest, at the center of Humphrey Basin, and does not currently have a name. The GPS-inclined can find it at 7°15′16.10091″N 118°43′39.54102″W.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- senate Committees
- The house Passed June 1st, 2015Passed by Voice Vote
National Parks, Forests, and Public LandsCommittee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedFebruary 13th, 2015
- house Committees
What is House Bill H.R. 979?
Cost of House Bill H.R. 979
In Depth: Sky Mote was considered by many to be brave and selfless before August 12, 2012. He was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, defusing and disposing of bombs — yes, like The Hurt Locker—in Afghanistan. But on that day, proved it again. When an Afghani police officer began shooting inside an outpost, Mote and Captain Matthew Manoukian fought back while the other soldiers evacuated. Mote shot at the attacker from an exposed position just five yards away.
Mote grew up in El Dorado, California, about forty minutes outside of Sacramento in sponsoring Rep. Tom McClintock’s (R-CA) congressional district. The peak under considerations for Sky Point is a couple of hours from there.
Summary by James Helmsworth