H.R.1550 - Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction Act of 2005

To authorize assistance for the relief of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami and for the recovery and reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction Act of 2005 as introduced.
  • Official: To authorize assistance for the relief of victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami and for the recovery and reconstruction of tsunami-affected countries. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction Act of 2005 - Authorizes the President to provide assistance for humanitarian and medium- and long-term recovery and reconstruction needs of the people and communities in countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Directs the Pr

Official Summary

Indian Ocean Tsunami Relief, Recovery, and Reconstruction Act of 2005 - Authorizes the President to provide assistance for humanitarian and medium- and long-term recovery and reconstruction needs of the people and communities in countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Directs the President to provide assistance to children who are orphaned or currently unaccompanied as a result of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Authorizes FY 2005 and 2006 appropriations from certain Department of State authorizations for U.S. contributions to Interpol for its disaster victim identification efforts relating to the Indian Ocean tsunami. Expresses the sense of Congress that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) should increase efforts to support U.S.-sponsored private investment in countries affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami. Authorizes the President to provide assistance for regional and international programs, including providing such assistance through the United Nation's (UN) International Early Warning Program, to establish all-hazard event public warning systems in foreign countries. Authorizes appropriations to replenish funds expended for specified assistance provided in the immediate aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami. Directs:
(1) the President to designate a senior U.S. official to coordinate assistance under this Act;
(2) the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to have primary responsibility for providing such assistance; and
(3) the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to monitor the provision of such assistance.

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