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"There is increased attention on the terror inflicted upon innocent people by the LRA – and that's a good thing," McGovern said. "I am hopeful that we can use this momentum as a force for change. We must do all that we can to protect innocent civilians — especially children — and end LRA violence once and for all."

The two members noted that they successfully passed a bill in the last Congress that made it the policy of the United States to arrest Kony, which resulted in the deployment of a limited U.S. team in Eastern Africa. The two members said the LRA is estimated to have forcibly conscripted 66,000 children, and the video notes that some of these children are forced to kill their own parents.

Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) also introduced a separate resolution this week, H.Res. 584, which reaffirms the commitment of the House to capturing Kony.

"Before coming to Congress I founded the Institute on the Holocaust and the Law," Israel said. "I understand the obligation of lawmakers to stand up against human rights violations whenever they occur. Joseph Kony is a barbaric human rights violator and must be stopped."

And last Friday, Rep. Frederica WilsonFrederica Patricia WilsonBlack lawmakers condemn Trump's 'lynching' remarks Ten notable Democrats who do not favor impeachment Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress MORE (D-Fla.) introduced H.Res. 581, which also supports the continued role of the U.S. military in trying to apprehend Kony.

"The continued deployment of United States military support personnel advising regional forces working toward the apprehension of Joseph Kony is both necessary and appropriate," Wilson wrote in a letter to other House members.

— This story was updated at 7:17 p.m. to add Wilson's resolution.