H.Res.339 - Expressing the sense of the United States House of Represensatives regarding the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama, the kidnapping of Captain Richard Phillips by Somali pirates, the rescue of Captain Phillips by United States Navy SEALs and the crews of the USS Bainbridge, USS Boxer, USS Halyburton and Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, and for other purposes.111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 04/21/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||04/22/2009 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
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Summary: H.Res.339 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.