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Passed Senate without amendment (10/17/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Expresses: (1) sympathy and support for the people of South Asia following the devastating October 2005 earthquake that struck Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, and conveys condolences to the affected families, communities, and governments; and (2) admiration and support for the rescue and relief workers, including personnel of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. military.

Supports the initial pledge by President George Bush of humanitarian assistance, the deployment of U.S. military assets to the region, and the provision of additional U.S. assistance to save lives and help the region recover.

Commends: (1) the ongoing international relief effort; and (2) the governments of Pakistan and India for their cooperation in saving lives and providing humanitarian relief to people on both sides of the Line of Control.

Encourages further cooperation between India and Pakistan on relief operations and efforts to expand peace and stability in the region.