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Saturday, September 20, 2014

THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOLUTION RIGHT NOW: HR 620 (UPDATED)

113TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION
H. RES. 620
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Mexico should immediately release United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and provide for his swift return to the United States so Sgt. Tahmooressi can receive the appropriate medical assistance for his medical condition.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
JUNE 11, 2014

Mr. POE of Texas (for himself, Mr. SALMON, and Mr. SIRES) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Mexico should immediately release United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and provide for his swift return to the United States so Sgt. Tahmooressi can receive the appropriate medical assistance for his medical condition.

Whereas 25-year-old United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi served two tours of duty in Afghanistan;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi received a meritorious battle promotion to Sergeant while serving in Afghanistan’s Helmand province with 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi is a member of the Individual Ready Reserve and received an ‘‘Order to Muster’’ letter on May 9 requiring him to report to the 4th Civil Affairs Group on June 14;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi was arrested at the United States-Mexican border on March 31, 2014;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi’s vehicle included three firearms legally registered in his name in the United States;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi claims to have crossed into Mexico inadvertently;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi is still being held in the El Hongo II prison in Tecate, Mexico;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi alleges that abuse during the beginning of his incarceration and poor prison conditions led him to attempt suicide;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi was diagnosed with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following his service to the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan;

Whereas PTSD can result in hypervigilance, memory and cognition lapses, and depression;

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi’s reported actions of aggression, escape, and physical self-abuse are likely manifestations of his PTSD; and

Whereas Sgt. Tahmooressi’s immediate release would allow him to enroll in medical treatment at a clinic specializing in combat-related PTSD in the United States: 

Now, therefore, be it  Resolved, 

That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that—

(1) the Government of Mexico should immediately release United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and provide for his swift return to the United States so Sgt. Tahmooressi can receive the appropriate medical assistance for his medical condition; and

(2) the President of the United States should utilize the full powers and authorities of his office to immediately secure the release of United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi. 

LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
H.RES.620 
Latest Title: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Mexico should immediately release United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and provide for his swift return to the United States so Sgt. Tahmooressi can receive the appropriate medical assistance for his medical condition. 
Sponsor: Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] (introduced 6/11/2014)      Cosponsors (81) 
Related Bills: H.RES.612 
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2014 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

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SUMMARY AS OF: 
6/11/2014--Introduced.
Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the government of Mexico should release U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and provide for his return to the United States so he can receive appropriate medical assistance, and (2) the President should utilize the full powers and authorities of his office to secure Sgt. Tahmooressi's release.

MAJOR ACTIONS:
***NONE***

ALL ACTIONS:
6/11/2014:
Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
9/8/2014:
Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.

TITLE(S):  (italics indicate a title for a portion of a bill)

  • OFFICIAL TITLE AS INTRODUCED:
    Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Government of Mexico should immediately release United States Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi and provide for his swift return to the United States so Sgt. Tahmooressi can receive the appropriate medical assistance for his medical condition.

COSPONSORS(81), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)
Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] - 7/8/2014
Rep Barrow, John [GA-12] - 7/15/2014
Rep Bera, Ami [CA-7] - 9/16/2014
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-12] - 7/8/2014
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 9/17/2014
Rep Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [LA-3] - 7/8/2014
Rep Brady, Kevin [TX-8] - 7/15/2014
Rep Brooks, Mo [AL-5] - 6/17/2014
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] - 7/8/2014
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] - 6/19/2014
Rep Byrne, Bradley [AL-1] - 9/8/2014
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-42] - 7/25/2014
Rep Clawson, Curt [FL-19] - 9/8/2014
Rep Cole, Tom [OK-4] - 7/9/2014
Rep Collins, Doug [GA-9] - 9/10/2014
Rep Cook, Paul [CA-8] - 6/17/2014
Rep Cramer, Kevin [ND] - 9/17/2014
Rep Crawford, Eric A. "Rick" [AR-1] - 9/16/2014
Rep Davis, Rodney [IL-13] - 9/8/2014
Rep DeSantis, Ron [FL-6] - 6/19/2014
Rep DesJarlais, Scott [TN-4] - 7/28/2014
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] - 7/30/2014
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] - 6/24/2014
Rep Duffy, Sean P. [WI-7] - 9/17/2014
Rep Duncan, Jeff [SC-3] - 9/15/2014
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 7/10/2014
Rep Farenthold, Blake [TX-27] - 9/16/2014
Rep Fincher, Stephen Lee [TN-8] - 6/24/2014
Rep Fitzpatrick, Michael G. [PA-8] - 7/8/2014
Rep Gabbard, Tulsi [HI-2] - 9/9/2014
Rep Gallego, Pete P. [TX-23] - 7/30/2014
Rep Garcia, Joe [FL-26] - 7/31/2014
Rep Gohmert, Louie [TX-1] - 6/24/2014
Rep Gowdy, Trey [SC-4] - 9/16/2014
Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-11] - 7/29/2014
Rep Heck, Joseph J. [NV-3] - 7/8/2014
Rep Hudson, Richard [NC-8] - 9/8/2014
Rep Huelskamp, Tim [KS-1] - 7/8/2014
Rep Hunter, Duncan D. [CA-50] - 6/17/2014
Rep Jenkins, Lynn [KS-2] - 7/31/2014
Rep Johnson, Bill [OH-6] - 6/17/2014
Rep Jolly, David [FL-13] - 9/8/2014
Rep Jones, Walter B., Jr. [NC-3] - 7/22/2014
Rep Kennedy, Joseph P. III [MA-4] - 9/10/2014
Rep Labrador, Raul R. [ID-1] - 7/30/2014
Rep LaMalfa, Doug [CA-1] - 9/15/2014
Rep Lance, Leonard [NJ-7] - 7/14/2014
Rep Lipinski, Daniel [IL-3] - 7/31/2014
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 7/14/2014
Rep Lummis, Cynthia M. [WY] - 6/24/2014
Rep Marchant, Kenny [TX-24] - 6/17/2014
Rep Marino, Tom [PA-10] - 7/9/2014
Rep McAllister, Vance M. [LA-5] - 9/15/2014
Rep Meadows, Mark [NC-11] - 9/8/2014
Rep Messer, Luke [IN-6] - 9/18/2014
Rep Negrete McLeod, Gloria [CA-35] - 9/16/2014
Rep Noem, Kristi L. [SD] - 7/31/2014
Rep Nunnelee, Alan [MS-1] - 6/19/2014
Rep Olson, Pete [TX-22] - 7/9/2014
Rep Perry, Scott [PA-4] - 9/18/2014
Rep Pompeo, Mike [KS-4] - 6/19/2014
Rep Roby, Martha [AL-2] - 7/22/2014
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-48] - 7/9/2014
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-27] - 6/19/2014
Rep Roskam, Peter J. [IL-6] - 7/28/2014
Rep Royce, Edward R. [CA-39] - 9/15/2014
Rep Salmon, Matt [AZ-5] - 6/11/2014
Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] - 9/8/2014
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 7/22/2014
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] - 6/11/2014
Rep Smith, Adrian [NE-3] - 7/9/2014
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 7/30/2014
Rep Southerland, Steve II [FL-2] - 6/24/2014
Rep Stockman, Steve [TX-36] - 9/18/2014
Rep Terry, Lee [NE-2] - 7/8/2014
Rep Thompson, Glenn [PA-5] - 9/18/2014
Rep Vargas, Juan [CA-51] - 9/16/2014
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-23] - 7/8/2014
Rep Weber, Randy K. Sr. [TX-14] - 7/8/2014
Rep Webster, Daniel [FL-10] - 9/18/2014
Rep Yoder, Kevin [KS-3] - 7/31/2014

COMMITTEE(S):