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20120615 ALC Purple Heart Resolution

20120615 ALC Purple Heart Resolution

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DRAFTRESOLUTION
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OPPOSINGTHESTATEMENTOFADMINISTRATIONPOLICYISSUEDBYTHEEXECUTIVEOFFICEOFTHE
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PRESIDENT,OFFICEOFMANAGEMENTANDBUDGET,CONCERNINGH.R.4310,THENATIONALDEFENSE
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AUTHORIZATIONACTFORFY2013,SPECIFICALLYSECTION552GRANTINGPURPLEHEARTAWARDSTO
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THEVICTIMSOFTHESHOOTINGINCIDENTSINLITTLEROCK,ARKANSAS,ANDFORTHOOD,TEXAS,AND
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CALLINGFORTHESIGNINGINTOPUBLICLAWSUCHLEGISLATIONTHATWOULDCONFERTHEPURPLE
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HEARTAWARDTOTHEVICTIMSOFTHESEINCIDENTS.
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WHEREAS,onJuly28,2011,Rep.TimGriffinofArkansasintroducedH.R.2683,theHonoringEzeagwula
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andLongAct,alsoknownastheHEALAct,withReps.RickCrawford,SteveWomackandMikeRossofArkansasas
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originalco-sponsors;and
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WHEREAS,onNovember17,2011,Sen.JohnBoozmanofArkansasintroducedS.1899,theHonoring
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EzeagwulaandLongAct,alsoknownastheHEALAct,withSen.MarkPryorofArkansasastheoriginalco-sponsor;
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and
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WHEREAS,Section2oftheHEALActread:“ForpurposesofallapplicableFederallaws,regulations,and
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policies,themembersoftheArmedForceswhowerekilledorwoundedintheattackthatoccurredatarecruiting
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stationinLittleRock,Arkansas,onJune1,2009,shallbedeemedtohavebeenkilledorwoundedinacombatzone
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astheresultofanactofanenemyoftheUnitedStates;”and
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WHEREAS,onJune1,2009,AbdulhakimMujahidMuhammad,akaCarlosLeonBledsoe,usedasemi-
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automaticrifletoshoottwouniformedsoldiers—Pvt.WilliamA.LongandPvt.QuintonEzeagwula—outsideaLittle
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Rockmilitaryrecruitingstation,killingPvt.Long;and
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WHEREAS,onJanuary10,2010,AbdulhakimMujahidMuhammad,akaCarlosLeonBledsoe,claimedtobe
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a“soldierofAl-QaedaintheArabianPeninsula,”andcalledtheshootinga“Jihadiattackoninfidelforces,”and
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WHEREAS,onJuly25,2011,AbdulhakimMujahidMuhammad,akaCarlosLeonBledsoe,pleadguiltyto
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thecapitalmurderofPvt.WilliamA.LongandtheattemptedcapitalmurderofPvt.QuintonEzeagwulaandwas
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sentencedinPulaskiCountytolifeinprisonwithnoopportunityforparole;and
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WHEREAS,H.R.4310,theNationalDefenseAuthorizationActforFY2013wasintroducedintheU.S.
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HouseofRepresentativesonMarch29,2012;and
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WHEREAS,H.R.4310,theNationalDefenseAuthorizationActforFY2013wasreported,asamended,by
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theHouseArmedServicesCommitteeonMay11,2012;and
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WHEREAS,H.R.4310,theNationalDefenseAuthorizationActforFY2013waspassedbytheU.S.Houseof
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Representativeswithabipartisanvoteof299-120onMay18,2012;and
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WHEREAS,H.R.4310,theNationalDefenseAuthorizationActforFY2013,containsSection552,entitled
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“AwardofPurpleHearttoMembersoftheArmedForcesWhoWereVictimsoftheAttacksatRecruitingStationin
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LittleRock,Arkansas,andatFortHood,Texas;”and
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WHEREAS,Section552ofH.R.4310,theNationalDefenseAuthorizationActforFY2013,reads“The
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SecretaryofthemilitarydepartmentconcernedshallawardthePurpleHearttothemembersoftheArmedForces
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whowerekilledorwoundedintheattacksthatoccurredattherecruitingstationinLittleRock,Arkansas,onJune
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1,2009,andatFortHood,Texas,onNovember5,2009;”and
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WHEREAS,onMay15,2012,theExecutiveOfficeofthePresident,OfficeofManagementandBudget
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issuedaStatementofAdministrationPolicyconcerningH.R.4310,theNationalDefenseAuthorizationActfor
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FY2013;and
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WHEREAS,intheStatementofAdministrationPolicyconcerningH.R.4310,theNationalDefense
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AuthorizationActforFY2013,theExecutiveOfficeofthePresident,OfficeofManagementandBudget,theObama
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administrationobjectedtoSection552,stating“thecriminalactsthatoccurredinLittleRockweretriedbythe
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StateofArkansasasviolationsoftheStatecriminalcoderatherthanasactsofterrorism;asaresult,thisprovision
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couldcreateappellateissues;”and
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WHEREAS,onApril27,2012,Rep.PeterKingofNewYorkintroducedH.R.5144,abilltoamendtitle10,
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UnitedStatesCode,toprovidefortheawardofthePurpleHearttomembersoftheArmedForceswhoarekilled
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orwoundedinaterroristattackperpetratedwithintheUnitedStates,withReps.TimGriffinandMikeRossof
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Arkansasjoining11otherrepresentativesasoriginalco-sponsors;and
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WHEREAS,onMay8,2012,Sen.JosephLiebermanofConnecticutintroducedS.2885,abilltoamendtitle
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10,UnitedStatesCode,toprovidefortheawardofthePurpleHearttomembersoftheArmedForceswhoare
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killedorwoundedinaterroristattackperpetratedwithintheUnitedStates,withSens.JohnBoozmanandMark
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PryorofArkansasamongtheoriginalco-sponsors;and
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WHEREAS,membersoftheUnitedStatesarmedforcesinjuredintheattacksofSeptember11,2001,were
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awardedthePurpleHeart.
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NOWTHEREFORE,
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BEITRESOLVEDTHATTHEARKANSASLEGISLATIVECOUNCILOFTHEEIGHTY-EIGHTHGENERALASSEMBLYOFTHE
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STATEOFARKANSAS--
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(1)
 
disagreeswiththeStatementofAdministrationPolicyissuedbytheExecutiveOfficeofthePresident
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onMay15,2012;
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(2)
 
applaudsthemembersoftheArkansasdelegationtotheUnitedStatesCongressfortheirleadership
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anddiligenteffortstopassappropriatelegislationtoawardthePurpleHearttoPvt.Quinton
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EzeagwulaandthefamilyofPvt.WilliamA.LongastheresultofanactofanenemyoftheUnited
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States;
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(3)
 
callsonmembersoftheArkansasdelegationtotheUnitedStatesCongresstocontinuetheirefforts
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topassappropriatelegislationtoawardthePurpleHearttoPvt.QuintonEzeagwulaandthefamilyof
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Pvt.WilliamA.LongastheresultofanactofanenemyoftheUnitedStates;
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(4)
 
callsontheUnitedStatesHouseofRepresentativesandtheUnitedStatesSenatetopassappropriate
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legislationtoawardthePurpleHearttoPvt.QuintonEzeagwulaandthefamilyofPvt.WilliamA.Long
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astheresultofanactofanenemyoftheUnitedStates;
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(5)
 
callsonthePresidentoftheUnitedStatesofAmericatosignintolawsuchlegislationthatawardsthe
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PurpleHearttoPvt.QuintonEzeagwulaandthefamilyofPvt.WilliamA.Longastheresultofanact
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ofanenemyoftheUnitedStates.
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