House passes resolution honoring Fort Hood victims

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Associated Press

Posted on November 8, 2009 at 12:37 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a resolution honoring the victims of the attack at Fort Hood, Texas.

House members passed the resolution 428-0 late Saturday, just minutes after passing the Democrats' health care overhaul bill.

The resolution was authored by Republican Congressman John Carter, who represents the area around Fort Hood. It expresses sorrow over the shooting spree that killed 13 people — 12 soldiers and one civilian — and wounded 29. It reads: "The American people share the pain and grief of this tragic loss."

Authorities have said Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, opened fire at the military base Thursday.

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