H. RES. 559
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 9, 2015
Mr. Trott submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Disapproving of Executive Order 13688 (regarding Federal support for local law enforcement equipment acquisition) issued by President Obama on January 16, 2015.
Whereas the terrorist attack in San Bernardino shows that our local authorities are front and center in the fight against ISIS and other terror networks;
Whereas local law enforcement officials have stated the President’s plan to remove these vehicles will
leave communities at risk;
Whereas if there is an act of terrorism or if there is an active shooter in a mall or a school, local law enforcement are the first responders;
Whereas the President is making it more challenging for budget-strapped authorities to respond to a potentially deadly attack in their communities; and
Whereas tracked armored vehicles are used in rescue and response situations and are employed in a responsible manner, only coming out when absolutely necessary: Now, therefore, be it
That the House of Representatives does not favor Executive Order 13688 (regarding Federal support for local law enforcement equipment acquisition) issued by President Obama on January 16, 2015.