RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTION OF TIM NELSON AND HUGH SIMS IN DETAINING ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI
(Senate - May 17, 2005)

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[Congressional Record Volume 151, Number 65 (Tuesday, May 17, 2005)]
[Pages S5368-S5369]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




 RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTION OF TIM NELSON AND HUGH SIMS IN DETAINING 
                           ZACARIAS MOUSSAOUI

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Senate now 
proceed to the consideration of S. Res. 144, which was submitted 
earlier today.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title.
  The legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 144) recognizing Tim Nelson and Hugh 
     Sims for their bravery and their contributions in helping the 
     Federal Bureau of Investigation retain Zacarias Moussaoui.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.
  Mr. McCONNELL. I ask unanimous consent the resolution be agreed to, 
the preamble be agreed to, and the motion to reconsider be laid upon 
the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

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  The resolution (S. Res. 144) was agreed to.
  The preamble was agreed to.
  The resolution, with its preamble, reads as follows:

                              S. Res. 144

       Whereas Tim Nelson called the Federal Bureau of 
     Investigation's (FBI) Minneapolis Office at 8:30 am on 
     Wednesday, August 15, 2001;
       Whereas Hugh Sims called the FBI's Minneapolis Office at 
     9:30 am on Wednesday, August 15, 2001;
       Whereas their calls set into motion the only United States 
     criminal prosecution, so far, stemming from the attacks on 
     our Nation on September 11, 2001;
       Whereas on April 22, 2005, Zacarias Moussaoui pled guilty 
     to 6 counts of conspiracy to commit terrorism on September 
     11, 2001; and
       Whereas according to FBI officials, the actions of these 2 
     courageous and greathearted men may have saved thousands of 
     lives and preempted a possible attack on the White House: 
     Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that--
       (1) Tim Nelson and Hugh Sims should be recognized for their 
     bravery and their contributions in helping the Federal Bureau 
     of Investigation detain Zacarias Moussaoui;
       (2) the United States is grateful to Tim Nelson and Hugh 
     Sims for their heroism; and
       (3) we, as a nation, should continue to follow their 
     example as we fight the war on terror.

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