SENATE RESOLUTION 231--HONORING THE MEMORY AND LEGACY OF THE TWO LOUISIANA CITIZENS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES, RECOGNIZING THE HEROISM OF FIRST RESPONDERS AND THOSE ON THE SCENE, AND CONDEMNING THE...; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 119
(Senate - July 27, 2015)

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   SENATE RESOLUTION 231--HONORING THE MEMORY AND LEGACY OF THE TWO 
  LOUISIANA CITIZENS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES, RECOGNIZING THE HEROISM OF 
 FIRST RESPONDERS AND THOSE ON THE SCENE, AND CONDEMNING THE ATTACK OF 
                 JULY 23, 2015, IN LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA

  Mr. VITTER (for himself, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Reid, Mr. 
Alexander, Ms. Ayotte, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Bennet, Mr. 
Blumenthal, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Booker, Mr. Boozman, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Brown, 
Mr. Burr, Ms. Cantwell, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Carper, Mr. Casey, 
Mr. Coats, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Collins, Mr. Coons, Mr. Corker, Mr. Cornyn, 
Mr. Cotton, Mr. Crapo, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Daines, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Durbin, 
Mr. Enzi, Mrs. Ernst, Mrs. Feinstein, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Flake, Mr. 
Franken, Mr. Gardner, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Graham, Mr. Grassley, Mr. 
Hatch, Mr. Heinrich, Ms. Heitkamp, Mr. Heller, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Hoeven, 
Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Kaine, Mr. King, Mr. Kirk, 
Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Lankford, Mr. Leahy, Mr. Lee, Mr. Manchin, Mr. 
Markey, Mr. McCain, Mrs. McCaskill, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Merkley, Ms. 
Mikulski, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Murphy, Mrs. Murray, Mr. 
Nelson, Mr. Paul, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Peters, Mr. Portman, Mr. Reed, Mr. 
Risch, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Sasse, Mr. 
Schatz, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Scott, Mr. Sessions, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Shelby, 
Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Tester, Mr. Thune, Mr. Tillis, Mr. 
Toomey, Mr. Udall, Mr. Warner, Ms. Warren, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Wicker, 
and Mr. Wyden) submitted the following resolution; which was considered 
and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 231

       Whereas on July 23, 2015, a gunman perpetrated a horrific 
     attack at the Grand Theatre 16 movie theatre in Lafayette, 
     Louisiana, killing two Louisiana citizens;
       Whereas Jillian Johnson, of Lafayette, Louisiana, a 
     Lafayette businesswoman, musician, and wife, who served her 
     community with kindness and grace, was killed;
       Whereas Mayci Breaux, of Franklin, Louisiana, a student 
     preparing for a career as an ultrasound and radiology 
     technician, who served her community with compassion and 
     enthusiasm, was also killed;
       Whereas nine Louisiana citizens were injured in the course 
     of this senseless attack;
       Whereas the swift and courageous response by those in the 
     theater and law enforcement officers and first responders 
     prevented additional loss of life; and
       Whereas the people of the United States stand united with 
     the community of Lafayette and the families of the victims to 
     support all those affected and pray for healing and peace: 
     Now therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) condemns the attack of July 23, 2015, in Lafayette, 
     Louisiana;
       (2) honors the memory of the two Louisiana citizens who 
     lost their lives;
       (3) recognizes the skill and heroism of the law enforcement 
     officers, members of the Armed Forces, and first responders 
     who came to the aid of others;
       (4) commends the efforts of those who are working to care 
     for the injured and investigate this horrific incident;
       (5) extends its heartfelt condolences and prayers to the 
     families of the victims, and to all those affected in the 
     community of Lafayette and in the United States; and
       (6) pledges to continue to work together to prevent future 
     attacks.

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