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.
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Directs the President and Secretary of State to develop a strategy to reduce global poverty -- specifically to support the UN Millennium Development Goal of reducing by 50% the proportion of people who live on less than $1 a day.
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5/21/2009--Introduced.Global Poverty Act of 2009 - Directs the President, through the Secretary of State, to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the U.S. foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, ...Read the Rest