Summary: H.R.5778 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5778. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/01/2014)

Boko Haram Disarmament and Northeast Nigeria Recovery Act of 2014 - Directs the President to develop and submit to Congress a regional strategy to guide U.S. support for multilateral efforts to: (1) eliminate the threat to civilians and regional stability from Boko Haram, and (2) enforce the rule of law and ensure full humanitarian access in Boko Haram-affected areas.

States that such strategy should include a plan to work with Nigeria and other international partners to liberate Boko Haram's kidnapping victims.

Authorizes the President to provide humanitarian and development assistance to the populations in Boko Haram-affected areas. Makes funds available for such assistance pursuant to final judgment of a specified legal case.

Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should support efforts by the people of Boko Haram-affected areas and the governments of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, and Niger to:

  • assist internally displaced people and returnees;
  • enhance the administrative competency of state and local governance institutions and public agencies in northeast Nigeria;
  • provide all children with a quality basic education while ensuring student and faculty safety;
  • strengthen the operational capacity of the civilian police in Nigeria, and strengthen measures to prevent corruption; and
  • promote programs to address physical harm and psychosocial trauma.

Expresses the sense of Congress that:

  • the Secretary of State and Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) should work with Congress to increase future assistance to support reconstruction activities if Nigeria demonstrates a commitment to transparent reconstruction in Boko Haram-affected areas of Nigeria, and
  • the Secretary should withhold assistance if Nigeria is not committed to transparent reconstruction and reconciliation in the Boko Haram-affected areas of Nigeria.