The U.S. Senate proposed a bill today that would limit U.S. military assistance to governments that use child soldiers. The bill, introduced by Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) would cut military assistance to countries that use child soldiers. Rewards, of additional assistance and professionalization of the military would be given to countries that comply. This bill would ensure U.S. taxpayer dollars don’t support any country that uses child soldiers. Yahoo!

Joseph Mettimano, of World Vision, has strongly supported the bill and urged lawmakers to fund rehabilitation for child soldiers, and bring rebel leaders to justice who kidnap and employ child soldiers.

This bill is a great step in the right direction. For more info, click on this link on Alert Net. Let’s continue to pray for relief for child soldiers, an estimated 250,000 in Africa today, and urge our lawmakers to support this bill!