WASHINGTON (WTVA) - A resolution aims to benefit family members of service members who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the United States military.
On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Trent Kelly of Mississippi introduced House Resolution 107 on the House floor in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly serves Mississippi's 1st Congressional District
The resolution is also known as the “Sergeant First Class Sean Cooley and Specialist Christopher Horton Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship Program Act.”
According to Radio.com, Cooley, 35 of Ocean Springs, was killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq on Feb. 3, 2005.
Horton served in the Oklahoma National Guard and was killed by enemy small-arms fire on Sept. 9, 2011, according to the same website.
“This legislation establishes a twelve month, fully-funded fellowship in a congressional office of choice, in either a district, or Washington, D.C., office for the siblings, spouses, or children of servicemembers who have lost their lives in service to our Nation,” according to Kelly’s office.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed Kelly's resolution, which would not require passage in the U.S. Senate nor the president's signature to take effect.
According to Kelly's office, the program is to be launched next year.