To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to provide assistance to children who are orphaned or unaccompanied as a result of the tsunamis that occurred on December 26, 2004, in the Indian Ocean.
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Sponsor and status
Robert “Bob” Menendez
Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 13th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2005
Length: 11 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
This bill was introduced on January 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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12 Cosponsors (12 Democrats)
Jan 26, 2005
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H.R. 397 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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