« White House Calls Justin Bieber for Girl Whose Dad Was Killed On 9/11 | Main | George W. Bush Gives First Public Reaction to Bin Laden Death »

House Honors Operation That Killed Osama Bin Laden

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- On Friday, the House of Representatives unanimously commended the men and women from the intelligence community involved in the operation that killed Osama bin Laden while reaffirming the Congress’s commitment to bringing terrorists to justice.

While the House Republicans have a rule in place that bans honorary or commemorative measures from coming to the House floor for a vote, the rule applies only to stand-alone bills, and not amendments, so Reps. Michael Grimm and Tom Reed, both Republicans from New York, introduced an amendment to H.R. 754 - the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 “honoring the members of the intelligence community for their role in the mission that killed Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011.”

The Grimm/Reed amendment, which passed by a vote of 406-0 with four members voting “present,” was based on the language of Senate Resolution 159, which passed the Senate 97-0 on May 3.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>

ABC News Radio