Rep. Jim MoranJim MoranHouse Dem: Congress needs 'courage' to call for its own pay raise House may resume work on spending bills next week Bottom Line MORE (D-Va.) and five other Democratic House members will send a letter to House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerDem drops out of race for Boehner's old seat Conservative allies on opposite sides in GOP primary fight Clinton maps out first 100 days MORE (R-Ohio) on Monday asking for an emergency resolution to stress support for Egyptian pro-democracy demonstrators.
"In view of the tragic violence unfolding in Egypt, we write to request that the House take up an emergency resolution in support of the Egyptian people and their struggle for freedom and democracy as soon as possible upon returning to session," the letter says. "Congress can and should send a strong message calling on the Egyptian government to immediately halt any aggression against the Egyptian people by forces aligned with their regime."
"It has become clear the Mubarak regime has exhausted its credibility and done irreparable harm to its relationship to the Egyptian people. Therefore, now is the time for Congress to help amplify President Obama’s message calling on President [Hosni] Mubarak to respond to the urgent and legitimate demands of the Egyptian people."
The House has not yet passed a resolution pertaining to massive protests against the Mubarak regime that have swept across Egypt over the past 11 days. The Senate passed a resolution late Thursday night that called on Mubarak to take steps to transition to a democratic government.
Check back on the Floor Action blog on Monday for the full text of the letter and a list of its signatories.