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Introduced in Senate (01/04/2005)

Expresses: (1) sympathy for the victims and families of the earthquake and tsunami that struck communities throughout Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Eastern Africa on December 26, 2004; and (2) gratitude and respect for the work of all aid and relief personnel, including U.S. military personnel.

Supports President George W. Bush's pledge of $350,000,000 in direct financial assistance, and additional indirect assistance, through the dispatch of U.S. military assets and personnel and through substantial voluntary and annual contributions to international organizations and bodies.

Commends the ongoing international relief effort.

Recognizes that U.S. Government assistance will be greatly supplemented by private U.S. donations and volunteers.

Supports the long-term U.S. commitment to provide financial aid and other assistance to the impacted region.