H.R.2478 - Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] (Introduced 05/19/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||05/19/2009 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see S.1067, which became Public Law 111-172 on 5/24/2010.|
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Summary: H.R.2478 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/19/2009)
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.