Summary: S.Res.551 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (09/12/2012)

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

Recognizes the dedicated service and deep commitment of the four American public servants, including Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, in assisting the Libyan people as they navigate the complex currents of democratic transition marked in this case by profound instability.

Praises Ambassador Stevens, who represented the highest tradition of American public service, for his extraordinary record of dedication to the United States' interests in some of the most difficult and dangerous posts around the globe.

Sends deepest condolences to the families of those American public servants killed in Benghazi.

Commends the bravery of Foreign Service Officers, U.S. Armed Forces, and public servants serving in harm's way around the globe and recognizes the deep sacrifices made by their families.

Condemns the despicable attacks on American diplomats and public servants in Benghazi and calls for the perpetrators of such attacks to be brought to justice.