September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2769 proposed by Senator Leahy.
September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2769 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 2769. Mr. LEAHY submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes; as follows:

At the appropriate place in the bill, add the following new section:

SEC. . (a) Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations detailing a strategy for substantially enhancing United States efforts to resolve the conflict between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda (GOU), including--

(1) direct and sustained participation by the United States in confidence-building measures in furtherance of the peace process;

(2) increased diplomatic pressure on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (to eliminate the LRA's current safe haven) and on Sudan;

(3) brokering direct negotiations between the GOU and the leaders of the LRA on personal security arrangements; and

(4) financial support for disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration to provide mid-level LRA commanders inceptives to return to civilian life.

(b) Of the funds appropriated by this Act under the heading ``Economic Support Fund'', not less than $5,000,000 shall be made available to implement the strategy described in subsection (a).

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 6, 2007.)