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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:]

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109TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

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

A BILL

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.

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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.

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This Act may be cited as the “Torture Victims Relief

5 Reauthorization Act of 2005”.

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STATEMENT OF POLICY.

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It is the policy of the United States

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(1) to ensure that, in its support abroad for

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and centers in emerging democracies, in post-conflict

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environments, and, with a view to providing services

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to refugees and internally displaced persons, in areas

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as close to ongoing conflict as safely as possible; and

(2) to ensure that, in its support for domestic

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programs and centers for the treatment of victims of

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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:

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“(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Of

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the amounts authorized to be appropriated for the

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Department of Health and Human Services for fis

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cal years 2006 and 2007, there are authorized to be

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$25,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2006 and

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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:

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“(1) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.- -Of

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the amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal

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years 2006 and 2007 pursuant to chapter 1 of part

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I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, there are

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authorized to be appropriated to the President to

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carry out section 130 of such Act $12,000,000 for

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fiscal year 2006 and $13,000,000 for fiscal year

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2007.".

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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.

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