H.R.2639 - Global Poverty Act of 2009

To require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Global Poverty Act of 2009 as reported to house.
  • Official: To require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day. as introduced.
  • Short: Global Poverty Act of 2009 as introduced.

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donnyshaw 05/26/2009 12:31pm

OpenCongress Staff

Some more on this bill and some common misconceptions of it here:

http://bit.ly/DjkHl

…it will not cost the U.S. $845 billion.

jml6m 05/26/2009 2:55pm

I know that the bill won’t be expensive for us, but I don’t think our focuses should lie on global poverty, but rather, poverty within our country.

This bill just sounds like a “poster board bill”, or a bill that is meant to show that America “cares”, and nothing more. If it got passed, so be it, but I don’t think it will be helpful in the long run.

lieslieslies 09/10/2010 5:14am
in reply to donnyshaw May 26, 2009 12:31pm

I think that you may be mistaken and taking this far too lightly. This will take a percentage of our GDP. It’s called redistribution of wealth, like it or not. http://www.aim.org/aim-column/u.n.-to-emerge-as-global-irs/
http://www.c-spanarchives.org/program/ID/212790&start=0&end=2352


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