If Africa is to achieve its promise, resolving the problems in the Congo will be critical. Already, the region's overlapping ethnic identities, and abundant natural resources have made the country a magnet for fighters from a half-dozen neighboring countries. If left untended, Congo's bloodshed will continue to infect the entire region and the continent. This bill is an important step on the long road towards bringing peace and prosperity to the Congo, and I am proud to be a part of a collaborative, bipartisan effort with some of the Senate's leading voices - Brownback, Durbin, DeWine - on Africa.