H.Con.Res.496 - Expressing the sense of Congress with regard to providing humanitarian assistance to countries of the Caribbean devastated by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne.108th Congress (2003-2004)
Summary: H.Con.Res.496 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)
Passed House amended (10/04/2004)
Commends: (1) the Caribbean governments for their efforts after the devastation caused by Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne from August to September 2004; and (2) the efforts of the Caribbean-American community to provide relief to family and friends.
Supports U.S. efforts to assist in coordinating international relief efforts, particularly in Grenada, Jamaica, Haiti, and the Bahamas.
Urges: (1) the international community to provide emergency and reconstruction relief; and (2) the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to continue to make funding available to private volunteer organizations, United Nations agencies, and regional institutions and to provide assistance for housing and building code enforcement in the Caribbean countries.