H.RES.31: Recognizing the anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honoring those who lost their lives, and expressing continued solidarity with the Haitian people.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
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Sponsor Barbara Lee, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 19 (18 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Honors: (1) those who lost their lives due to the tragic earthquake of January 12, 2010; and (2) the sacrifice of the men and women of the government of Haiti, the U.S. government, the United Nations (U.N.), and the international community for their response to the calamity.

Expresses solidarity with the people of Haiti as they work to rebuild their neighborhoods, livelihoods, and country.

Reaffirms the commitment of the House of Representatives to support long-term Haitian reconstruction.

Supports the Administration's efforts to: (1) increase food security in Haiti through sustainable agriculture programs; (2) shore up housing initiatives; (3) prevent the spread of cholera, treat persons who contract the disease, and provide technical assistance to the Haitian Ministry of Public Health; and (4) improve water, sanitation, and health systems.

Urges the President and the international community to: (1) focus assistance on Haiti's public sector capacity t...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 25, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.