(Senate - April 17, 2013)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS


                        IMPACTED BY THIS TRAGEDY

  Ms. WARREN (for herself, Mr. Cowan, Mr. Reid of Nevada, Mr. 
McConnell, Mr. Alexander, Ms. Ayotte, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. 
Baucus, Mr. Begich, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, 
Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Brown, Mr. Burr, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, 
Mr. Casey, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Coats, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Cochran, Ms. 
Collins, Mr. Coons, Mr. Corker, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Cruz, Mr. 
Donnelly, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. 
Flake, Mr. Franken, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mrs. 
Hagan, Mr. Harkin, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Heller, 
Ms. Hirono, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johanns, Mr. 
Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Johnson of South Dakota, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, 
Mr. Kirk, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Lautenberg, Mr. Leahy, Mr. 
Lee, Mr. Levin, Mr. Manchin, Mr. McCain, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Menendez, 
Mr. Merkley, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. 
Murray, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Paul, Mr. Portman, Mr. Pryor, Mr. Reed of Rhode 
Island, Mr. Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rockefeller, Mr. Rubio, Mr. 
Sanders, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Scott, Mr. Sessions, Mrs. 
Shaheen, Mr. Shelby, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, Mr. Toomey, 
Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Udall of New Mexico, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Warner, 
Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Wicker, and Mr. Wyden) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 101

       Whereas the two bombings that occurred on Patriots' Day, 
     April 15, 2013, during the running of the 117th Boston 
     Marathon, represent a terrible tragedy and horrific act of 
     terrorism against the United States;
       Whereas the people of the United States mourn those who 
     lost their lives or were wounded;
       Whereas police officers, firefighters, members of the 
     National Guard, emergency medical personnel, and other first 
     responders acted heroically in responding to the attacks, 
     preventing additional loss of life;
       Whereas the full resources of the Federal Government and 
     State and local governments are being brought to bear to 
     investigate this attack and bring the perpetrator or 
     perpetrators to justice;
       Whereas the residents of Massachusetts are a resilient 
     people and will recover from this tragedy; and
       Whereas the people of the United States will always 
     remember the victims of the previous acts of terrorism that 
     have occurred in the United States and will always stand 
     together as one people: Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) condemns the senseless attack in Boston, Massachusetts, 
     on Monday, April 15, 2013;
       (2) offers sympathy and condolences to the victims' 
       (3) sends thoughts and prayers for those who are recovering 
     from injuries;
       (4) honors the heroic efforts of the medical personnel who 
     are tirelessly providing care for the victims of this 
     horrific act of violence;
       (5) admires the courage of the first responders and the 
     many citizen heroes who aided the injured and tended to the 
       (6) commits to providing all necessary resources to law 
     enforcement officials who are investigating the terrorist 
       (7) remains committed to working together as united 
     Americans to bring those responsible for this attack to 
     justice; and
       (8) recognizes that the city of Boston, the people of 
     Massachusetts, and all Americans will rise up from this 
     tragedy and stand together as patriots.