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H.Res. 129: Calling on the Department of Defense, other elements of the Federal Government, and foreign governments to intensify efforts to investigate, recover, and identify all missing and unaccounted-for personnel of the United States.

This was a vote to agree to H.Res. 129 in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

H.Res. 129 calls on (1) the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, other appropriate Federal entities, and foreign governments to resolutely continue to account for missing U.S. personnel from past wars and conflicts; and (2) calls on foreign governments to cooperate fully with the USG to provide the fullest possible accounting for those American lives, after factual recitations.

Stemming from the fact that (1) more than 83,000 personnel of the United States are still unaccounted-for around the world from past wars and conflicts; (2) an estimated 50,000 of these World War II personnel were lost deep at sea and are unlikely ever to be recovered, thousands of families and friends have waited decades for the accounting of their loved ones and comrades in arms; the National League of POW/MIA Families, and their iconic POW/MIA flag, has pioneered the accounting effort since 1970 and has been joined in this humanitarian quest for answers by the Korean War, Cold War and World War II families, fully supported by the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, Jewish War Veterans, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America, Special Forces Association, Special Operations Association, Rolling Thunder, and other more recently formed groups, and thousands of families are yearning and advocating for answers concerning the fates of their loved ones and comrades in arms.

Source: Republican Policy Committee

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 96%
 
 
411
227
 
184
 
Nay 0%
 
 
0
0
 
0
 
Not Voting 4%
 
 
19
10
 
9
 

Date: Feb 14, 2018

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree, as Amended in the House

Required: 2/3

Result: Passed

Source: house.gov

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