To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the award of the Purple Heart to members of the Armed Forces who are killed or wounded in a terrorist attack perpetrated within the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. AWARD OF PURPLE HEART TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES KILLED OR WOUNDED IN TERRORIST ATTACKS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.
(a) Findings.--Congress makes the following findings: (1) The Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (commonly known as the ``9/11 Commission Report'') recognizes that there is a certain ideology that gives rise to terrorism. (2) This ideology, which gives rise to terrorism, can even influence citizens and residents of the United States to perpetrate attacks within the United States against members of the Armed Forces. (3) Two such attacks have already occurred within the United States, one at a recruiting station in Little Rock, Arkansas, on June 1, 2009, and one at Fort Hood, Texas, on November 5, 2009. (4) According to investigative reports released by the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate at least 34 threats, plots and strikes related to domestic terrorism against United States military communities have been uncovered since September 11, 2001. (5) These threats, plots and attacks demonstrate that members of the Armed Forces are...