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house Bill H. Res. 524

Condemning the Terrorist Attacks on Paris, France

Argument in favor

America needs to stand beside France, our country’s oldest ally, in the aftermath of these attacks and offer whatever support can be provided in stopping ISIS. This resolution opens the door for future action.

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11/19/2015
"Horrified by the attacks in Paris tonight. My thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones." [twitter.com]
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11/17/2015
While I recognize this represents more talk, this does need to be followed up by action by funding more support to get rid of the threat that is ISIS. Sitting idly by and saying that we have a handle on ISIS is shortsighted and just plain silly.
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11/19/2015
"Today, a country is grieving. And I think it's fair to say that the world is grieving, as one of the most beautiful cities on our earth was marred by terrorism, tragedy, and violence." [twitter.com]
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Argument opposed

Condemning terrorist attacks — even in the “strongest possible terms” — won’t do anything of substance to combat the threat of ISIS. The world needs less talk, and more action from Congress.

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11/18/2015
It's not that I oppose condemning the terrorist attacks. It's that I'm getting really fucking sick and tired of my elected officials wasting their time and our money on bullshit like this.
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Tj's Opinion
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11/17/2015
Waste of time, how about congress actually does something about Isis
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BTSundra's Opinion
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11/18/2015
We shouldn't condemn what we won't fight. Increasing military action against ISIS tenfold will truly show we care, not just writing a feel-good sentence.
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What is House Bill H. Res. 524?

This resolution would condemn "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks in Paris, France on November 13, 2015. The coordinated violence at 6 locations across the city resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives and injuries for at least 430 people. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility.

The attacks were the deadliest to have occurred in Europe since the Madrid train bombings of 2004. One American, Nohemi Gonzalez of Long Beach, California was killed in the attacks and several more Americans were injured.

The resolution goes on to detail the statements by political leaders regarding the attacks, including French President Francois Hollande, the Secretary General of NATO, and President Obama. It affirms that the U.S. stands in solidarity with their French allies, and is willing help the French government in bringing the perpetrators of the attack to justice, and respond to the growing threat posed by ISIS.

Impact

Those affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, the people of France as a whole, Congress, U.S. and French diplomatic relations, the French government.

Cost of House Bill H. Res. 524

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable.

More Information

Of Note: The attacks on Paris were carried out by seven militants affiliated with ISIS. France has stepped up its air campaign against ISIS forces in Syria in the wake of the attack, and the United Kingdom is considering following suit. The U.S. has deployed the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry S. Truman and its battle group to the Middle East to offer support in the campaign against ISIS.


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Summary by Eric Revell
(Photo Credit: Flickr user Bianca Dagheti)

Official Title

Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Paris, France, on November 13, 2015, that resulted in the loss of at least 129 lives.

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  • The house Passed November 17th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Foreign Affairs
    IntroducedNovember 16th, 2015

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