Bill, honoring 13 service members killed in Afghanistan, walks to Biden’s desk

A bill awarding congressional gold medals to the 13 civil servants killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan is on track President BidenJoe BidenIdaho State House Adopts Workers’ Vaccine Compensation Act Biden Sends 2016 Climate Treaty to Senate for Ratification Rubio Promises to Slowly Pass Biden’s China, Spain’s Ambassador Nominee MORE‘s desk after the Senate passed legislation Wednesday night.

The bill, introduced by a two-part group of more than 30 senators in September, calls for the posthumous honor of the 13 civil servants killed in a suicide bombing outside a gate at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in August, which took place. when the United States was completing its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Senate passed the bill with unanimous consent Wednesday night, after Parliament unanimously approved an accompanying bill last month. It now goes to Biden’s desk for signature.

Eleven Marines, a Navy hospital man and an Army staff sergeant were killed in the attack: Staff Sgt. Darin Hoover, 31; Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22; Cpl. Daegan Page, 23; Cpl. Humberto Sanchez, 22; Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, 20; Lance Cpl. David Espinoza, 20; Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum, 20; Lance Cpl. Dylan Merola, 20; Lance Cpl. Kareem Nikoui, 20; Sgt. Nicole Gee, 23; Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25; Navy Hospital Maxton Soviak, 22; and Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss, 23.

Feeling. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenEquilibrium / Sustainability – Presented by Southern Company – COVID-19 kills snow leopards in US Zoo Inflation increases focus on Biden Fed’s election Sanders supports Kaiser Permanente workers ahead of Monday strike MORE (D-mass) and Steve DainesSteven (Steve) David Daines. The memo: Highly criticized Trump policy puts Biden in a vise The good, bad and ugly of Tester’s Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act Senators are constantly seeking to expand the entitlement to telecommunications health MORE (R-Mont.) Led the efforts to pass the bill.

“Today, the US Senate has decided to recognize the courage, sacrifice and service of the 13 brave young men and women killed in Afghanistan. Under a focal point for our nation, they gave the ultimate full measure of our freedoms,” said Daines in a statement.

“I look forward to the President honoring these American heroes and quickly signing this bill,” he added.

Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck Schumer Bottom Line Christie: Trump’s Rhetoric on Stolen Election Leads to Attack January 6 Senate Republicans Encourage Colleagues to Reject Bills on Public Spending Without Border Financing MORE (DN.Y.) hailed the adoption of the Senate bill and called the fallen service members “American heroes.”

“Our nation is forever indebted to these brave men and women and their families for their sacrifices that enabled the safe evacuation of more than one hundred thousand Americans and Afghan allies. They risked their lives for our country and their heroic efforts will not be forgotten, ”he added.

The 13 service members were killed in one of the last days of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, ending the United States’ longest war after nearly two decades of involvement.

Biden mourned the loss of the fallen officers at Dover Air Force Base after the suicide bombing, where he observed the dignified transfer of the fallen troops.

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