Movement on foreign aid reform
There is exciting news to report from Capitol Hill. Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA-28), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL-10), introduced a bill last night, April 28, that is a good first step in making U.S. foreign assistance more effective, efficient and transparent in reducing hunger and poverty and fostering broad-based economic development.
The “Initiating the Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009”, H. R. 2139, requires President Obama to develop and implement a comprehensive national strategy for global development, improve evaluation of development programs, and increase the transparency of U.S. foreign assistance to developing countries.
Call 1-800-826-3688 and ask YOUR representative to cosponsor the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009 (H.R. 2139). Unsure of your rep? Click here.
This bill will make our efforts to end global poverty more effective.
When you call, here are some great points to make:
1) This is a great first step in making our foreign assistance more effective. I want you to cosponsor this bill.
2) This bill would require President Obama to develop and implement a strategy for global development.
3) In tough times, it is very important that we make our foreign assistance more effective and streamlined - this bill makes assistance more transparent so we know how our money is being spent.
THIS CANNOT HAPPEN WITHOUT YOUR CALL. Call 1-800-826-3688 by the end of the day on Monday, May 18th and ask YOUR representative to cosponsor the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009 (H.R. 2139).
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P.S. Don't know who your representative is? Well, click on this link so you know who to ask for when you call 1-800-826-3688.
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