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Passed House without amendment (04/22/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Commends the crew of the Maersk Alabama and Captain Richard Phillips, who selflessly placed himself in harm's way to protect his crew.

Recognizes the U.S. Navy, the crews of the USS Bainbridge, Boxer, Halyburton, and Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 for their role in the rescue.

Congratulates the Navy SEALs on the scene for their decisive action that resulted in the rescue of Captain Phillips.

Joins all Americans in expressing great relief that the crew has returned home safely.