S.Res. 551 (112th): A resolution commending the 4 American public servants who died in Benghazi, Libya, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, for their tireless efforts on behalf of the American people and condemning the violent attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi.

Sep 12, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Richard Lugar
Senator from Indiana
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Sep 12, 2012
4 pages
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S.Res. 575 (Related)
A resolution commending the 4 American public servants who died in Benghazi, Libya, United ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2012


This simple resolution was agreed to on September 12, 2012. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution.

Introduced Sep 12, 2012
Agreed To (Simple Resolution) Sep 12, 2012

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99 cosponsors (51D, 46R, 2I) (show)
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9/12/2012--Passed Senate without amendment.
Recognizes the dedicated service and deep commitment of the four American public servants, including Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, in assisting the Libyan people as they navigate the complex currents of democratic transition marked in this case by profound instability.
Praises Ambassador Stevens, who represented the highest tradition of American public service, for his extraordinary record of dedication to the United States' interests in some of the most difficult and dangerous posts around the globe.
Sends deepest condolences to the families of those American public servants killed in Benghazi.
Commends the bravery of Foreign Service Officers, U.S. Armed Forces, and public servants serving in harm's way around the globe and recognizes the deep sacrifices made by their families.
Condemns the despicable attacks on American diplomats and public servants in Benghazi and calls for the perpetrators of such attacks to be brought to justice.

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