H.Res. 510 (112th): Recognizing the anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives, and expressing continued solidarity with the Haitian people.

Jan 13, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Barbara Lee
Representative for California's 9th congressional district
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Jan 17, 2012
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This resolution was introduced on January 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 13, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 17, 2012
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Honors: (1) those who lost their lives due to the tragic earthquake of January 12, 2010; and (2) the sacrifice of the men and women of the government of Haiti, the U.S. government, the United Nations (U.N.), and the international community for their response to the calamity.
Expresses solidarity with the people of Haiti as they work to rebuild their neighborhoods, livelihoods, and country.
Reaffirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to support long-term Haitian reconstruction.
Supports the Administration's efforts to prevent the spread of cholera, treat persons who contract the disease, provide technical assistance to the Haitian Ministry of Public Health, and improve water, sanitation, and health systems.
Urges the President and the international community to: (1) focus assistance on Haiti's public sector capacity to provide basic services, (2) develop and improve communications and participatory mechanisms to more substantially involve Haitian civil society at all stages of the cholera and post-earthquake responses, and (3) give priority to programs that protect vulnerable populations.
Urges the President to:
(1) make necessary resources available to U.S. and U.N. agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private volunteer organizations, and regional institutions;
(2) assess long-term needs for investing in public health and building water and sanitation infrastructure, particularly in relation to the cholera epidemic;
(3) lead humanitarian and development efforts with the government of Haiti, the Haitian Diaspora, and international actors; and
(4) work with Haitian authorities and private landowners to prevent the forced eviction of internally displaced person communities.

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