P.L. 111-172, The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 (9 comments ↓ | 9 wiki edits: view article ↓)

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S. 1067 would support stabilization and lasting peace in northern Uganda and areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army through development of a regional strategy to support multilateral efforts to successfully protect civilians and eliminate the threat posed by the Lord's Resistance Army and to authorize funds for humanitarian relief and reconstruction, reconciliation, and transitional justice.

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  • There was no up-or-down vote in the Senate.

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(logged-in user) December 21, 2009, 11:33am (report abuse)

I find it just simply amazing that some one in our congress would even ask if we are interested in giving .25 to save Uganda. 10 yrs ago I would have said yes , 5 yrs ago I would have said yes. Today "HELL NO". We are way past our eyeballs in debt and you ask that stupid question. Yea we have big hearts and we bleed for the world, but please give me a major break....


December 24, 2009, 11:59am (report abuse)

Stop the maddness and money going overseas. Let the UN pick up the tab. We need all the money we can get for new entitlements.


December 26, 2009, 12:43pm (report abuse)

We're $12 TRILLION in debt and headed for a hyperinflationary depression. We should be fixing our economy and tossing out the spendsters, not giving away more debt-dollars to foreign states.

Anthony Rwaga

March 3, 2010, 2:13pm (report abuse)

Fello readers of the forun before eone can come up and start running their mouth on a bill that doesnt make sence . lets look at what the government rof Uganda is ddoing to the epoor peoeple of northern uganda and putting all the blame eon the LRA. if its beelieved that the LRA are in Congo or central africa , why can the congested people in the camps walk freeley home? has anyone ever asked themselves this question? that is why I sumarily say that lets check the governments credibility first before we can even talk about the LRA and then from there we can add up the pieces and see where we stand. Thank you very muc



(logged-in user) March 12, 2010, 2:30pm (report abuse)


The bill just passed the Senate with UNANIMOUS CONSENT!

Now on to the House!

Elliott Collins

March 28, 2010, 4:03pm (report abuse)

Not 3 months ago, the LRA carried out an assault that killed over 321 people.

1) The LRA are a serious threat to the people of Central Africa.

2) The national Militaries are unable to deal with it, and our support could result in huge strides towards securing and rebuilding the region.

3) We as a nation should be willing to commit $.08 per person to help mitigate or end one of the world's biggest, most destructive humanitarian crises. There's enough wasteful spending to cut from the budget without pinching pennies on important stuff like this.


April 9, 2010, 3:22pm (report abuse)

Elliot, completely agree and support your comments. Nice to see someone with a global consciousness commenting on our social responsibility.

The reason we are trillions of dollars in debt is not because of the charitable investment we make in humanity inside and outside of our country's borders but rather due to the white haired fat cats whose greed is beyond measure.


May 13, 2010, 3:57pm (report abuse)

This is a wonderful bill - why would anyone be against stopping the brutal LRA that abducts children and turns them into killing machines? It will have great benefit for N. Uganda, S. Sudan, Dem. Rep. of Congo, and the Central African Republic. It is a truly wonderful bipartisan piece of legislation.

US Vet of Somalia and Rwanda

September 1, 2010, 1:44pm (report abuse)


On my watch we let a million souls perish in anguish. I cannot bear to count the number since 1994 nor to keep counting as the LRA adds to the numbers today.

Track the cost of this bill and the strategy to our pocketbook? Please track the cost to your own souls, as I do, of not helping.

-Daily sorrowful

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