The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday condemning the killing of two American journalists by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Sens. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenOvernight Health Care: Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirements | Pelosi's staff huddles with aides on surprise billing | Senate Dems pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Trump under pressure to renew last nuke treaty with Russia MORE (D-N.H.), Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteGOP fears Trump backlash in suburbs Trump makes rare trip to Clinton state, hoping to win back New Hampshire Key endorsements: A who's who in early states MORE (R-N.H.), Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonThe most expensive congressional races of the last decade Lobbying world Bottom Line MORE (D-Fla.), Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCheese, wine importers reeling from Trump trade fight Peace Corps' sudden decision to leave China stirs blowback Lawmakers raise concerns over Russia's growing influence in Venezuela MORE (R-Fla.) and Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezMenendez calls for 'Marie Yovanovitch bill' to protect foreign service employees Senators condemn UN 'blacklisting' of US companies in Israeli settlements Media's selective outrage exposed in McSally-Raju kerfuffle MORE (D-N.J.) sponsored S.Res. 538, which honored the lives of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, who were beheaded by a radical Islamic group.


“ISIS brutally murdered these two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff,” Shaheen said on Monday after introducing the resolution. “Let us be clear, we must hold ISIS accountable for their despicable acts. We must vigorously pursue those responsible and bring them to justice.”

In addition to condemning ISIS, the resolution also calls for the immediate release of all hostages held by the terrorist organization. The resolution was passed through a unanimous consent agreement.

“We must not let the deaths of these two Americans go unanswered,” Shaheen said. “The terrorists who murdered James Foley are deeply mistaken if they think their barbaric acts will lessen America’s resolve and pave the way for ISIS to continue terrorizing.”

President Obama is expected to give a speech on Wednesday night detailing his plans to combat ISIS.

The Senate also passed two land-use bills that will affect property in Wyoming and New Mexico — S. 1934, the Clifford P. Hansen Federal Courthouse Conveyance Act and S. 898, the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Federal Land Conveyance Act.