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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[H. Res. 820 Introduced in House (IH)]

112th CONGRESS
  2d Session
H. RES. 820

 Expressing condolences to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, commending 
 the resiliency of the people of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, 
 Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Rhode 
 Island, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Delaware, and committing to 
            stand by them in the relief and recovery effort.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           November 28, 2012

Mr. Nadler (for himself, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Himes, Mr. King 
    of New York, Mrs. Lowey, Mr. Turner of New York, Mr. Grimm, Mr. 
Ackerman, Mr. Andrews, Mr. Bishop of New York, Ms. Buerkle, Mr. Carson 
 of Indiana, Mr. Cicilline, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Courtney, Mr. 
 Crowley, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Engel, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Frelinghuysen, 
   Mr. Garrett, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Al Green of Texas, Ms. Hayworth, Mr. 
Higgins, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Holt, Mr. Israel, Mr. Keating, Mr. Lance, Mr. 
  Langevin, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Marino, Mrs. 
McCarthy of New York, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Moran, Mr. Owens, 
 Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Rangel, Mr. Reed, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Richmond, Mr. 
 Rigell, Mr. Runyan, Ms. Schwartz, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Serrano, 
    Mr. Sires, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Tonko, and Mr. Walz of Minnesota) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                  on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                               RESOLUTION


 
 Expressing condolences to the victims of Hurricane Sandy, commending 
 the resiliency of the people of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, 
 Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Rhode 
 Island, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Delaware, and committing to 
            stand by them in the relief and recovery effort.

Whereas in October 2012, Hurricane Sandy, after devastating countries across the 
        Caribbean, reached the shores of the United States and wreaked havoc on 
        24 States from Florida to Maine and west to Michigan and Wisconsin;
Whereas, on October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy reached landfall over Atlantic 
        City, New Jersey, and devastated the eastern seaboard of the United 
        States;
Whereas a disaster declaration was declared for New Jersey, New York, 
        Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of 
        Columbia, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Delaware;
Whereas Hurricane Sandy was responsible for killing more than 100 people;
Whereas Hurricane Sandy caused billions of dollars in damage, left millions 
        without power, and caused massive coastal flooding;
Whereas much of the City of New York was flooded and without power for extended 
        periods of time following the storm;
Whereas the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut regional transportation network 
        was severely damaged and the New York subway system was forced to shut 
        down for several days;
Whereas the United States Army Corps of Engineers, acting on a mission 
        assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has 
        removed more than 270,000,000 gallons of saltwater from tunnels, 
        underpasses, and other areas throughout New York City, enough to fill 
        all of Central Park two feet deep;
Whereas Hurricane Sandy's devastation was felt on a global scale, as trading was 
        suspended on the New York Stock Exchange for two straight days making it 
        the first weather closure of the exchange since 1985;
Whereas during the storm, more than 190 firefighters were sent to fight a 
        massive fire in Breezy Point, New York, which destroyed 111 homes and 
        damaged 20 others;
Whereas Hurricane Sandy caused a disruption in the distribution of gasoline, 
        widespread power outages, and extensive property destruction on Long 
        Island, New York;
Whereas much of the New Jersey shore sustained massive damage to roads, bridges, 
        individual homes, and the loss of historic piers and entertainment 
        venues;
Whereas more than 600,000 Connecticut residents were without power following the 
        storm, and individual homes and businesses along the shore and across 
        the State suffered significant damage;
Whereas Hurricane Sandy caused severe damage to communities along the Eastern 
        Shore of Virginia and Maryland;
Whereas the United States Office of Personnel Management ordered the Federal 
        offices in Washington, DC, closed to the public for two days;
Whereas numerous localities were forced to close schools due to power outages 
        and dangerous road conditions caused by the storm;
Whereas flights were cancelled up and down the eastern seaboard of the United 
        States;
Whereas the 180 foot sailing ship, Bounty, sank during the storm and 14 members 
        of the crew were rescued by the Coast Guard, while the captain and 1 
        other member of the crew did not survive;
Whereas Coast Guard search and rescue teams, police, firefighters, the National 
        Guard, and many ordinary citizens have risked their lives to save 
        others;
Whereas doctors, nurses, and medical personnel worked expeditiously to provide 
        care and ensure that patients that were forced to evacuate were moved to 
        safety under extreme circumstances;
Whereas hospitals, medical centers, and triage units provided needed care;
Whereas the American Red Cross and other volunteer organizations and charities 
        are supplying hurricane victims with food, water, and shelter;
Whereas the Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, the National Oceanic Atmospheric 
        Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services, and other Federal, 
        State, and local government agencies worked together to prepare for and 
        respond quickly to Hurricane Sandy;
Whereas immediate humanitarian aid and long-term rebuilding assistance is still 
        needed in many of the devastated regions; and
Whereas thousands of volunteers and government employees from across the United 
        States have committed time and resources to help with recovery efforts: 
        Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) expresses condolences to the victims of Hurricane 
        Sandy;
            (2) commends the resiliency and courage of the people of 
        New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, 
        Maryland, the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, New 
        Hampshire, West Virginia, and Delaware; and
            (3) commits to provide the necessary resources and to stand 
        by the people of New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, 
        Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, the District of Columbia, 
        Rhode Island, New Hampshire, West Virginia, and Delaware in the 
        relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts.
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