What is House Bill H. Res. 355?
This resolution would condemn the May 22, 2017 terrorist attack in Manchester, England that resulted in the tragic loss of 22 innocent lives, and express the House’s deepest sympathies to all those affected by this tragedy. It also reaffirms the special relationship between the American and British governments, the commitment to the multilateral, global fight against such violent extremists and to the defense of universal democratic values.
As a simple resolution this bill wouldn’t advance to the Senate or have the force of law if passed by the House.
The British people and the House of Representatives.
Cost of House Bill H. Res. 355
A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.
In-Depth: Sponsoring Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) introduced this bill to condemn the Manchester terror attack and reaffirm America’s unwavering support for the British people:
“One of the United States’ oldest and strongest allies is the United Kingdom. When tragedy strikes one of our countries, we reach out, offer comfort, and provide support, as old friends do. This resolution embodies the spirit of our friendship and shows we stand arm in arm, in solidarity with the British people.”
This legislation passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee on a voice vote and has the support of 14 bipartisan cosponsors, including eight Republicans and six Democrats.
Summary by Eric Revell(Photo Credit: Oren Rozen / Creative Commons)
Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, and in London, United Kingdom, on June 3, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks.