< Back to H.Res. 503 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)

Text of Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should leave no member of the Armed Forces ...

...the Armed Forces unaccounted for in the withdrawal of forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.

This resolution was introduced on December 20, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 20, 2011 (Introduced).

Download PDF

Source: GPO

IV

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 503

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 20, 2011

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should leave no member of the Armed Forces unaccounted for in the withdrawal of forces from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Whereas the United States is a Nation of great honor and integrity;

Whereas the United States has made a sacred promise to members of the Armed Forces who are deployed overseas in defense of this country that their sacrifice and service will never be forgotten; and

Whereas the United States can never thank the proud members of the Armed Forces enough for what they do for this country on a daily basis: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

(1)

believes that abandoning the search efforts for members of the Armed Forces who are missing or captured in the line of duty is unacceptable;

(2)

believes that the United States has a responsibility to keep the promises made to members of the Armed Forces who risk their lives on a daily basis on behalf of their fellow Americans;

(3)

supports the United States Soldier’s Creed and the Warrior Ethos, which state that I will never leave a fallen comrade; and

(4)

believes that, while the United States is beginning the strategic withdrawal of forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States must continue to fulfill these important promises to members of the Armed Forces who are currently in a missing status as a result of service in either Iraq and Afghanistan.