H.R. 2478 (111th): Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009

Introduced:
May 19, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1067 (same title)
Signed by the President — May 24, 2010

Sponsor
James “Jim” McGovern
Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 19, 2009
Length
14 pages
Related Bills
S. 1067 (Related)
Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009

Signed by the President
May 24, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 19, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 19, 2009
Referred to Committee May 19, 2009
 
Full Title

To support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and to authorize funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
201 cosponsors (139D, 62R) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/19/2009--Introduced.
Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 - Directs the President to submit to the appropriate congressional committees a regional strategy to guide U.S. support for multilateral efforts to eliminate the threat to civilians and regional stability posed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to enforce the rule of law and ensure full humanitarian access in LRA-affected areas.
Authorizes the President to provide assistance to respond to the humanitarian needs of populations in northeastern Congo, southern Sudan, and Central African Republic affected by LRA activity.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary of State and Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) should work with the appropriate congressional committees to increase future assistance to Uganda if the government of Uganda demonstrates a commitment to reconstruction in war-affected areas of northern and eastern Uganda.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should support efforts by the people of northern Uganda and the government of Uganda to:
(1) promote local and national reconciliation including mechanisms outlined in the Annexure to the Agreement on Accountability and Reconciliation between the government of Uganda and the LRA; and
(2) assist internally displaced people, establish mechanisms for the demobilization and reintegration of former combatants, and enhance the competency of local institutions including the police.

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