(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.
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