Text: H.Res.1347 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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H. Res. 1347

                In the House of Representatives, U. S.,

                                                          May 26, 2010.
Whereas 11 workers tragically died on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil 
        platform following an explosion on April 20, 2010;
Whereas the Nation is greatly indebted to offshore workers for the strenuous 
        work they perform to provide the energy that drives our Nation every 
Whereas the Nation has long recognized the importance of safety protections for 
        offshore workers who labor in difficult and uncertain conditions;
Whereas these men were loving husbands, sons and brothers;
Whereas these workers should be remembered for their valor and contribution to 
        our communities;
Whereas Coast Guard and local rescue crews worked tirelessly night and day in 
        courageous rescue and recovery missions;
Whereas the families of the lost workers have endured a great loss; and
Whereas residents of the Gulf Coast and the Nation came together to support 
        these families: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
            (1) recognizes the untimely and tragic loss of the 11 workers from 
        the States of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas who died on the 
        Deepwater Horizon offshore oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico off the 
        coast of Louisiana;
            (2) extends the deepest condolences of the Nation to the families of 
        these men;
            (3) recognizes all employees on the Deepwater Horizon for their hard 
        work and sacrifice;
            (4) commends the rescue crews for their valiant efforts to rescue 
        these workers and others on the platform; and
            (5) honors the many volunteers who provided support and comfort for 
        the families of these people during this difficult time.