Lummis Works to Help Ft. Hood Victims
Signs onto bill to declare the attack an “act of terrorism”
“The Heroes of the Fort Hood attack and their families have been denied their proper honor and benefits for far too long.”U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis signed onto the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act which will declare the Fort Hood attack an act of terrorism. She joined U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representatives John Carter and Roger Williams to ensure that the victims injured or killed in the attack and their families will receive the benefits due to service members when injured or killed in combat situations throughout the world.
The declaration would also require the Secretary of the Army to bestow the Purple Heart upon military service members killed or injured and the Secretary of Defense would likewise be obligated to bestow the Secretary of Defense Medal of Freedom on those civilian service members killed or injured during the attack.
“The Heroes of the Fort Hood attack and their families have been denied their proper honor and benefits for far too long,” said Rep. Lummis. “Nidal Hasan’s conviction and court martial highlights the need for this to move quickly through legislative process and bestow the benefits and awards where they are deserved: on the Heroes of Fort Hood and their families.”