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Somali children share a meal inside a tent in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. Photo courtesy UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Chabot-Isakson Bill Highlights Importance of Public/Private Collaboration Against Poverty 

 by Kristen Youngblood Archer

This week, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced the Economic Growth and Development Act (H.R. 6178/S.3495) to strengthen alignment and coordination between U.S. development programs and the private sector.

 “I applaud efforts of Rep. Chabot and Sen. Isakson to promote a sustainable poverty reduction that could benefit millions of lives,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “This bill is consistent with Bread for the World’s work to improve poverty-focused development assistance, making it more effective in meeting the needs of local people.”

 Both the Senate and House versions comprise a bipartisan effort to reform foreign assistance. Through better coordination among U.S. development efforts, the bill will ensure that U.S. companies participating in the fight against poverty have a designated point of engagement.

 Please visit Bread’s media room to read the full press release.

KristenyoungbloodarcherKristen Youngblood Archer is the media relations specialist at Bread for the World.

 


 

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