S.Res.209 - A resolution remembering the anniversary of the tragic shooting on August 5, 2012, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.113th Congress (2013-2014)
Text: S.Res.209 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
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Agreed to Senate (07/31/2013)
[Congressional Bills 113th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. Res. 209 Agreed to Senate (ATS)] 113th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 209 Remembering the anniversary of the tragic shooting on August 5, 2012, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 31, 2013 Ms. Baldwin (for herself, Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin, Mr. Coons, Mr. Cornyn, and Mrs. Gillibrand) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Remembering the anniversary of the tragic shooting on August 5, 2012, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Whereas, on Sunday, August 5, 2012, a shooting took place at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Whereas 6 innocent people of the United States, including one woman and 5 men, lost their lives on that day in a senseless and violent act of hate at a house of worship; Whereas 3 people sustained serious injuries, including Lieutenant Brian Murphy, the first responding officer; Whereas many members of the Sikh community and the community as a whole selflessly sought to aid and protect others by putting their own safety at risk; Whereas the heroic action of law enforcement officers such as Officer Sam Lenda prevented additional loss of life; and Whereas the Sikh community has responded to the shooting in a peaceful manner consistent with the Sikh religious tenets of peace and equality: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) remembers the anniversary of the tragic shooting on August 5, 2012, at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; (2) condemns in the strongest possible terms that horrific shooting; (3) condemns hatred and acts of violence towards racial and religious groups and calls for renewed efforts to end that violence; (4) honors the memory of Suveg Singh Khattra, Satwant Singh Kaleka, Ranjit Singh, Sita Singh, Paramjit Kaur, and Prakash Singh, who died in the shooting; (5) offers heartfelt condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones of those who died in the shooting; (6) commends the heroism of first responders, and members of the community who courageously and selflessly placed their lives in danger to prevent the death of more innocent people; and (7) stands with those who plan to gather in Oak Creek on August 2 through August 5, 2013, to memorialize the lives lost in the shooting and to continue healing as a community.