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111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. CON. RES. 310

  Honoring the service and sacrifice of members of the United States 
  Armed Forces who are serving in, or have served in, Operation Iraqi 
                                Freedom.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 29, 2010

   Mr. McKeon (for himself, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. 
LoBiondo, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Kline of Minnesota, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, 
   Mr. Wittman, Mr. Boehner, Mr. Cantor, Mr. Smith of Texas, Ms. Ros-
 Lehtinen, Mr. McCotter, Mr. Carter, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. 
 Shuster, Mr. Akin, Mr. Turner, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, Mr. Hunter, Mr. 
 Bartlett, Mr. Price of Georgia, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Pence, Mr. 
Lewis of California, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Platts, Mr. Rooney, Mr. McCarthy of 
 California, Mr. Young of Florida, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Lamborn, 
and Mr. Djou) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
  referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the 
Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Foreign Affairs, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

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                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION


 
  Honoring the service and sacrifice of members of the United States 
  Armed Forces who are serving in, or have served in, Operation Iraqi 
                                Freedom.

Whereas the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 
        2002 (Public Law 107-243; October 16, 2002), authorizes the President to 
        use military force to ``defend the national security of the United 
        States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq'' and ``to enforce 
        all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions against Iraq'';
Whereas more than 4,000 members of the Armed Forces have made the ultimate 
        sacrifice for the United States while serving in Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom;
Whereas tens of thousands of additional members of the Armed Forces have been 
        seriously wounded in the line of duty while serving in Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom;
Whereas hundreds of thousands of members of the Armed Forces have deployed for 
        multiple tours of duty, leaving their homes, their families, and in the 
        case of members of the reserve components, their civilian jobs;
Whereas members of the Armed Forces deserve the gratitude of all Americans for 
        serving courageously in Iraq to ensure the protection of vital United 
        States national interests;
Whereas President Obama announced that on August 31, 2010, the United States 
        will transition from a combat mission in Iraq to an advisory and 
        assistance mission for the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi Security 
        Forces;
Whereas this transition was set in motion in January 2007 with the appointment 
        of General David Petraeus to implement an overhauled strategy in Iraq 
        fortified by a surge of United States troops;
Whereas the security situation in Iraq has been further strengthened by General 
        Ray Odierno and the members of the Armed Forces who continue to serve 
        bravely in Iraq;
Whereas the United States still has a vital role to play in Iraq;
Whereas Iraq's enemies are still capable of carrying out attacks on high-profile 
        targets, as evidenced by a recent bombing during a Shiite pilgrimage;
Whereas approximately 50,000 members of the Armed Forces will remain in Iraq for 
        at least the next year to train and advise the Iraqi Security Forces and 
        the Department of State will need to assume the many tasks related to 
        security, governance, and rule of law carried out by the Armed Forces as 
        the Armed Forces redeploy from Iraq in 2010 and 2011;
Whereas the President and the administration have a responsibility to work with 
        the Government of Iraq to forge a lasting strategic partnership between 
        the United States and Iraq; and
Whereas fully funding the President's request to build the Iraqi Security Forces 
        to be capable of preventing and countering terrorism and sectarian 
        violence is vital to the success of the Armed Forces still serving in 
        Iraq: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) honors the members of the Armed Forces who are serving 
        in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the members of the Armed Forces 
        and veterans who have previously served in Operation Iraqi 
        Freedom;
            (2) extends its gratitude to all those within the military 
        and civilian departments and agencies of the United States 
        Government responsible for directing the implementation of the 
        ``surge strategy'' and bringing security and stability to Iraq, 
        including General David Petraeus and General Ray Odierno;
            (3) recognizes the importance and significance of success 
        in Iraq;
            (4) commits itself to working with President Obama and the 
        administration to build on the military success in Iraq since 
        the ``surge strategy'' was implemented; and
            (5) recognizes that the President and the administration 
        have a responsibility to build a lasting strategic partnership 
        between the United States and Iraq.
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