WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), successfully added an amendment to the committee-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The amendment, authored by Inhofe, provides authorization to end the atrocities of Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) by requiring the U.S. Secretaries of Defense and State to submit a comprehensive strategy to ending the human rights crisis in Uganda to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.
“This is another step toward ending Joseph Kony’s heinous acts,” said Inhofe. “My amendment ensures that the United States stays proactive in efforts to stop the current human rights crisis in Africa. We must work to bring justice to the children and victims in Uganda devastated by Kony and the LRA.”
Resolve Uganda’s Executive Director Michael Poffenberger said, "Senator Inhofe is leading the way in efforts to end one of our world's most brutal human rights crises. Once these funds are in place, the Administration will have no excuse but to take urgent action to stop the atrocities being perpetrated by Joseph Kony and the LRA."