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Res. 333, Supporting the goals and ideals of a National Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for Darfur, Sudan; and H. Res. 343, Commending the State of Kuwait for granting women certain important political rights.
[The bills referred to follow:]
H. R. 2017
To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations
to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APRIL 28, 2005 Mr. SMITH of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. WOLF, Mr. CARDIN,
Mr. BURTON of Indiana, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. Pitts, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. RAMSTAD, Mr. OBERSTAR, Mr. SHAYS, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. KIRK, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. MCCOLLUM of Minnesota, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. TERRY, Mr. SABO, Mr. EVANS, Mr. OLVER, Mr. McDERMOTT, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. HINCHEY, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Mrs. MALONEY, Mr. ABERCROMBIE, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Mr. DAVIS of Florida, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. MCNULTY, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. BECERRA, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mr. DEFazio, Mr. FILNER, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Mr. SNYDER, Mr. McGovERN, Mr. CUMMINGS, Ms. LEE, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. MICHAUD, Mr. GRIJALVA, and Mr. KENNEDY of Minnesota) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to author
ize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the “Torture Victims Relief
5 Reauthorization Act of 2005”.
STATEMENT OF POLICY.
It is the policy of the United States
(1) to ensure that, in its support abroad for
and centers in emerging democracies, in post-conflict
environments, and, with a view to providing services
to refugees and internally displaced persons, in areas
as close to ongoing conflict as safely as possible; and
(2) to ensure that, in its support for domestic
programs and centers for the treatment of victims of
Section 5(b)(1) of the Torture Victims Relief Act of
25 1998 (22 U.S.C. 2152 note) is amended to read as follows:
“(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Of
the amounts authorized to be appropriated for the
Department of Health and Human Services for fis
cal years 2006 and 2007, there are authorized to be
$25,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2006 and
Section 4(b)(1) of the Torture Victims Relief Act of
12 1998 (22 U.S.C. 2152 note) is amended to read as follows:
“(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.- -Of
the amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal
years 2006 and 2007 pursuant to chapter 1 of part
I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, there are
authorized to be appropriated to the President to
carry out section 130 of such Act $12,000,000 for
fiscal year 2006 and $13,000,000 for fiscal year
6 cal years 2006 and 2007 pursuant to chapter 3 of part
7 I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, there are author
8 ized to be appropriated to the President for a voluntary 9 contribution to the United Nations Voluntary Fund for 10 Victims of Torture $7,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 and
11 $8,000,000 for fiscal year 2007.