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Passed Senate without amendment (04/22/2009)

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

Declares the sense of the Senate that: (1) Captain Richard Phillips of the Maersk Alabama deserves the respect and admiration of all people of the United States for his brave conduct under life-threatening circumstances; (2) the Senate shares the sense of relief and gratitude felt by the family and shipmates of Captain Phillips; (3) all members of the U.S. Armed Forces involved in the rescue operation, in particular members of the Navy and Navy SEAL teams who rescued Captain Phillips, the officials of other federal government departments and agencies who contributed, and the crew of the Maersk Alabama, are to be commended for their exceptional efforts and devotion to duty; and (4) the President should work with the international community and the transitional government of Somalia to develop a comprehensive strategy to address both the burgeoning problem of piracy and its root causes.