May 7, 2010
   Posted in News Flash
By Staff Writer

US Congress Expresses Condolences and Sympathies For Tibet Quake Victims[Thursday, 6 May 2010, 1:54 p.m.]

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday (4 May)
expressing its “deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of life
and the physical and psychological damage caused by the devastating
earthquake of 6.9-magnitude that hit Tibet’s north-eastern region of
Kyigudo (Chinese: Yushu) on April 14, 2010.”The House
Resolution no. 1324 was submitted by Congressman Mr. McMohan (for
himself, Mr. Manzullo, Ms. Richardson, Ms. Speier, Ms. Lee of
California, Ms. Bordallo, Mr. Honda, Mr. Schiff, and Mr. Wilson of
South Carolina) during the second session of the 111th Congress, and
was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs.The US
Congress said it would “support for the recovery and long-term
reconstruction needs of the residents of the areas affected by the
earthquake, including the restoration of monasteries and other Tibetan
Buddhist sites that are integral to the preservation of Tibetan culture
and religious traditions.”
It expressed “solidarity
with the people of the Qinghai province, Tibetan-Americans,
Chinese-Americans, and all those who have lost loved ones or have
otherwise been affected by the tragedy, including rescue and
humanitarian workers.”
(Full text of the resolution)

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