H.R. No. 650
                                  R E S O L U T I O N
    1-1        WHEREAS, Words cannot adequately convey the deep shock and
    1-2  sadness felt by all Texans at the news of the devastation that has
    1-3  struck the citizens of Oklahoma City; and
    1-4        WHEREAS, At approximately 9 a.m. on April 19, 1995, the
    1-5  Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a nine-story federal office
    1-6  building in the heart of Oklahoma City, exploded, demolishing
    1-7  nearly half of the building and killing and injuring scores of
    1-8  innocent victims in the worst terrorist attack ever to occur on
    1-9  U.S.  soil; and
   1-10        WHEREAS, More than 500 people were employed in the building
   1-11  and countless others were visiting the structure at the time of the
   1-12  explosion, for it housed a day-care center and offices of the
   1-13  Social Security Administration, the General Accounting Office, the
   1-14  General Services Administration, the Drug Enforcement
   1-15  Administration, the Small Business Administration, the Bureau of
   1-16  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and others; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, While the people of Oklahoma City struggle to
   1-18  rebuild their lives in the aftermath of this great tragedy, our
   1-19  thoughts and prayers are with them, and the heroism and many
   1-20  extraordinary acts of compassion evidenced during this tragic event
   1-21  will not quickly be forgotten; now, therefore, be it
   1-22        RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 74th Texas
   1-23  Legislature hereby condemn the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah
    2-1  Federal Building as a savage act of cataclysmic proportion and
    2-2  offer our state's full support to those whose lives have been
    2-3  marred by this horrendous crime; and, be it further
    2-4        RESOLVED, That our deepest sympathy be extended to the
    2-5  citizens of Oklahoma City and that when the Texas House of
    2-6  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of the
    2-7  innocent victims who died in this devastating tragedy.