July 27, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 119 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
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
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[Pages S5932-S5933] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 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. [[Page S5933]] ____________________