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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—OCT. 25, 2000 114 STAT. 3207 Rift Valley has not yet been released in spite of several requests by numerous church leaders and human rights organizations to have the Commission's findings released to the public; Whereas, after Father Kaiser's assassination, documents were found on his body that he had intended to present to the Akiwumi Commission; Whereas the nongovernmental Kenyan Human Rights Commission has expressed fear that the progress achieved in Kenya during the last few years in the struggle for democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights, and meeting the basic needs of all Kenyans is jeopardized by the current Kenyan Government; and Whereas the 1999 Country Report on Human Rights released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the Department of State reports that the Kenyan Government's "overall human rights record was generally poor, and serious problems remained in many areas; while there were some signs of improvement in a few areas, the situation worsened in others.": Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring). That Congress— (1) condemns the violent deaths of Father John Kaiser and others who have worked to promote human rights and justice in the Republic of Kenya and expresses its outrage at those deaths; (2) calls for a thorough investigation of those deaths that includes other persons in addition to the Kenyan authorities; (3) calls on the Secretary of State, acting through the Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, to prepare and submit to Congress, by December 15, 2000, a report on the progress made on investigating these killings, including, particularly, a discussion of the actions taken by the Kenyan Government to conduct an investigation as described in paragraph (2); (4) calls on the President to support investigation of these killings through all diplomatic means; and (5) calls for the final report of such an investigation to be made public. Agreed to October 24, 2000. BIRTH OF JAMES MADISON—250TH oct. 25, 2000 ANNIVERSARY [H.con.Res.396] Whereas March 16, 2001, is the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Madison, Father of the United States Constitution and fourth President of the United States; Whereas the ideals of James Madison, as expressed in the Constitution he conceived for the American Nation and in the principles of freedom he established in the Bill of Rights, are the foundations of American Government and life; Whereas James Madison's lifetime of public service, as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, as a delegate to the Continental Congress during the American Revolution, as a delegate to