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Author: Meghna Raj

LRA Bill Continues To Roll Forward

LRA Bill Continues To Roll Forward
H.R. 2478, “The Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009,” continues to pick up steam with 176 representatives signed on as co-sponsors ...
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Tough Talk from Secretary Clinton, Senator Feingold on LRA

Appearing on Capitol Hill this week to testify about the Obama administration’s foreign policy priorities, Secretary of State Clinton offered some specific details – and personal dedication – on the topic of stopping the marauding Lord’s Resistance Army in Central Africa ...
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Senators Durbin, Brown Travel To Africa

Senators Durbin, Brown Travel To Africa
For this week’s Presidents Day Congressional recess, Senate Majority Leader Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have headed to central and east Africa with plans to visit four countries during their six-day trip, including Congo and Sudan ...
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Seven More Co-Sponsors For House Congo Bill

Seven More Co-Sponsors For House Congo Bill
The Conflict Minerals Trade Act, or H.R. 4128, continues to pick up steam in the new year as another seven representatives recently signed on ...
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Senate LRA Bill Makes History

This week, support for the Lord’s Resistance Army bill, or S. 1067, reached a majority in the Senate, marking a degree of support that—according to the Congressional Research Service—has not been seen since 1973 for a bill specifically on sub-Saharan Africa ...
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Senator Mark Udall Signs On To LRA Bill

Senator Mark Udall Signs On To LRA Bill
Today, Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) became the 48th co-sponsor of S. 1067, Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009 ...
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Senator Feingold Marks CPA Anniversary

Senator Feingold Marks CPA Anniversary
Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) released a statement on Friday to commemorate the five year anniversary of Sudan’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement, or CPA, saying that the United States should be proud of its role in this “historic achievement," but noting that progress on implementation so far has been “seriously insufficient.” ...
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House Sudan Caucus Co-Chairs Mark CPA Anniversary

House Sudan Caucus Co-Chairs Mark CPA Anniversary
Sudan Caucus co-chairs Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Congressman Mike Capuano (D-MA) released a joint statement marking the fifth anniversary of the signing of the CPA, calling Sudan’s peace deal a “groundbreaking achievement” but saying much more has to be done now to ensure that Sudan’s fragile peace lasts ...
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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Cosponsors Congo Bill

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Cosponsors Congo Bill
Today, Congresswoman Rose DeLauro (D-CT) signed onto H.R. 4128, the Conflict Minerals Trade Act, becoming the bill's 10th cosponsor ...
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Congress Speaks Out On Sudan, Darfur

In a rare show of bipartisanship in the current political climate, members of both the House and Senate came out with strong remarks today regarding the situation in Sudan and Darfur ...
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