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H.R.2478 Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 19, 2009 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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  • 12% of users oppose H.R.2478

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    • On June 26, 2009, by FerreThoughts - What happened to the world saying "never again" after the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda? What's going on over there is sick and disgusting. They are people too, and we have a responsibility to them for that reason alone. Uganda and the surrounding regions have tried peace talks for many years but Joseph Kony has no desire for peace. They have tried military operations like Operation Lightning Thunder but they do not have the capabilities that a larger country like the United States has. Besides, the money allotted in the bill is a rounding error in the budget of the United States. Not to mention, we're already spending money treating the symptoms of Joseph Kony's terror. This bill, if passed, will punch out the disease itself. We may actually save money in the long run with the added benefit of not being heartless ignoramuses.

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      As noted by FerreThoughts, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 26, 2009, "What happened to the world saying "never again" after the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda? What's going on over there is sick and disgusting. They are people too, and we have a responsibility to them for that reason alone. Uganda and the surrounding regions have tried peace talks for many years but Joseph Kony has no desire for peace. They have tried military operations like Operation Lightning Thunder but they do not have the capabilities that a larger country like the United States has. Besides, the money allotted in the bill is a rounding error in the budget of the United States. Not to mention, we're already spending money treating the symptoms of Joseph Kony's terror. This bill, if passed, will punch out the disease itself. We may actually save money in the long run with the added benefit of not being heartless ignoramuses."
    • On December 28, 2009, by mtmurdoch - Really? Human life is a waste of money? So because they aren't Americans means that we as a country should care less about genocide? Have you ever heard of the holocaust? We are so focused on standard of living here while over there the concern is state of living.

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      As noted by mtmurdoch, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 28, 2009, "Really? Human life is a waste of money? So because they aren't Americans means that we as a country should care less about genocide? Have you ever heard of the holocaust? We are so focused on standard of living here while over there the concern is state of living. "
    • On June 24, 2009, by FerreThoughts - This bill has been long sought after by the people who want to end the terror of Joseph Kony. On June 23 over 2000 people from around the country (and at least one kid from Australia) traveled to DC to lobby their senators and congressmen. This was the largest lobbying initiative carried out for an African issue in the history of the United States. I hope that you will take the time to write a short email to your representatives asking them to cosponsor this bill if they have not already. It really will make a difference. If S1067 is made law, and President Obama carries it through properly, literally millions of lives (including the lives of thousands of children) will be positively affected. Joseph Kony's war has lasted over 23 years, and this bill is How It Ends.

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      As noted by FerreThoughts, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 24, 2009, "This bill has been long sought after by the people who want to end the terror of Joseph Kony. On June 23 over 2000 people from around the country (and at least one kid from Australia) traveled to DC to lobby their senators and congressmen. This was the largest lobbying initiative carried out for an African issue in the history of the United States. I hope that you will take the time to write a short email to your representatives asking them to cosponsor this bill if they have not already. It really will make a difference. If S1067 is made law, and President Obama carries it through properly, literally millions of lives (including the lives of thousands of children) will be positively affected. Joseph Kony's war has lasted over 23 years, and this bill is How It Ends. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Uganda Article | The Griffin - October 26, 2010 by The Griffin - H.R. 2478, titled “The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009”, was unanimously passed into law by congress on May 24. The bill reads as “To support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda ...

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      As noted by The Griffin on October 26, 2010, "H.R. 2478, titled “The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009”, was unanimously passed into law by congress on May 24. The bill reads as “To support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda ..." (http://sfpgriffin.wordpress.com/2010/10/27/uganda-article/)
    • A Quick Guide to the Lord's Resistance Army Bill | Enough - October 19, 2010 by WorldWright's ... - As the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 (S.1067/HR 2478) moves closer to final passage by both the House and Senate and on to President Obama's desk, here is a short guide to this important and ...

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      As noted by WorldWright's ... on October 19, 2010, "As the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 (S.1067/HR 2478) moves closer to final passage by both the House and Senate and on to President Obama's desk, here is a short guide to this important and ..." (http://worldwright.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/a-quick-guide-to-the-lord%E2%80%99s-resistance-army-bill-enough/)
    • hitekhedhelp: A Quick Guide to the Lord's Resistance Army Bill ... - October 19, 2010 by hitekhedhelp - As the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 (S.1067/H.R. 2478) moves closer to final passage by both the House and Senate and on to President Obama's desk, here is a short guide to this important ...

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      As noted by hitekhedhelp on October 19, 2010, "As the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 (S.1067/H.R. 2478) moves closer to final passage by both the House and Senate and on to President Obama's desk, here is a short guide to this important ..." (http://hitekhedhelp.blogspot.com/2010/10/quick-guide-to-lords-resistance-army.html)

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