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H.Con.Res. 375 (109th): Expressing the sense of Congress to support the decision of the United States Court of Federal Claims to award public safety officer death benefits to the family of Christopher Nicholas Kangas, a 14-year old volunteer apprentice firefighter who died as a result of serious injuries sustained en route to assist in fighting a fire.


The text of the resolution below is as of Mar 30, 2006 (Introduced).


IV

109th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 375

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 2006

submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of Congress to support the decision of the United States Court of Federal Claims to award public safety officer death benefits to the family of Christopher Nicholas Kangas, a 14-year old volunteer apprentice firefighter who died as a result of serious injuries sustained en route to assist in fighting a fire.

Whereas the intent of Congress when establishing the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits program was to extend benefits to individuals who risk their lives for the benefit of the public, regardless of age; and

Whereas Christopher Nicholas Kangas sacrificed his young life while en route to fight a fire, his family was initially denied Public Safety Death Benefits due to his ineligibility to qualify as a firefighter: Now, therefore, be it

That the Congress supports the decision of the United States Court of Federal Claims (No. 05–697C), March 27, 2008, to grant Public Safety Officers Benefits to the family of Christopher Nicholas Kangas, a 14-year old volunteer apprentice firefighter who died as a result of serious injuries sustained en route to assist in fighting a fire.