WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate passed a resolution Monday night honoring the victims of the Pulse shooting and reaffirming the U.S. commitment to defeat terrorist groups.
The resolution was introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) to mark one year after the June 12 terrorist attack in Orlando where 49 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured.
The Senate commemorated the victims and their families and pledged continued support to survivors' recovery.
Orlando also received a line in the resolution recognizing the unity, compassion and resilience of the community after the attack.
Lawmakers applauded all law enforcement responders and counter terrorism officials in their response to the mass shooting.
The resolution reaffirms the U.S. commitment to defeating ISIS and other terrorist groups at home and abroad, as well as a promise to address the threat of homegrown terrorism, according to a news release.