|Connecticut Delegation Resolution Condemning Horrific Attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School, and Expressing Support and Prayers for those Impacted by the Tragedy Passes Senate, House|
(Washington, DC) – This evening, the Connecticut Delegation introduced a resolution that condemned the horrific attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and expressed support and prayers for those impacted by the tragedy. The resolution passed the Senate (S.Res. 621) and the House (H.Res.833) by unanimous consent.
Text of the resolution is below:
Condemning the horrific attacks in Newtown, Connecticut, and expressing support and prayers for all those impacted by that tragedy.
Whereas, on December 14, 2012, a mass shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut;
Whereas the people of the United States mourn the 26 innocent lives, including those of 20 children, that have been lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School in this unimaginable tragedy;
Whereas the people of the United States will always remember the victims of the previous mass shootings that have occurred in the United States and stand in solidarity with the survivors; and
Whereas the quick action of law enforcement officials and other first responders prevented. additional losses of life:
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate–
(1) condemns the senseless attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, December 14, 2012;
(2) offers condolences to all of the students, teachers, administrators, and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as their families, and recognizes that the healing process will be long and difficult for the entire Newtown community;
(3) honors the selfless, dedicated service of–
(A) the teachers, school administrators, school support staff, medical professionals, and others in the greater Newtown community;
(B) the emergency response teams and law enforcement officials who responded to the attack; and
(C) the law enforcement officials who continue to investigate the attack; and
(4) remains committed to working together to help prevent tragedies like this from ever happening again.