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H.R.2139 Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Apr 28, 2009 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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  • 89% of users support H.R.2139

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    • On May 01, 2009, by lostinspace12 - Our nation lacks a comprehensive strategy for global development. This bill will require President Obama to create a strategy for coordinating our nation's relief and development programs. US foreign assistance is currently scattered across 12 departments, 25 agencies, and nearly 60 offices in the US government. We need to elevate the role of fighting poverty in our foreign assistance efforts. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has indicated this could strengthen our security efforts around the globe. Chairman Howard Berman introduced this bill as a first step in the effort to reform US foreign assistance. It is a step in the right direction.

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      As noted by lostinspace12, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 01, 2009, "Our nation lacks a comprehensive strategy for global development. This bill will require President Obama to create a strategy for coordinating our nation's relief and development programs. US foreign assistance is currently scattered across 12 departments, 25 agencies, and nearly 60 offices in the US government. We need to elevate the role of fighting poverty in our foreign assistance efforts. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has indicated this could strengthen our security efforts around the globe. Chairman Howard Berman introduced this bill as a first step in the effort to reform US foreign assistance. It is a step in the right direction."
    • On May 06, 2009, by Carmiguel - We are working with an outdated model that was developed in 1961. By reforming our foreign assistance structure, we can ensure that more of our funds for development and anti-poverty initiatives go to the people who need it most.

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      As noted by Carmiguel, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 06, 2009, "We are working with an outdated model that was developed in 1961. By reforming our foreign assistance structure, we can ensure that more of our funds for development and anti-poverty initiatives go to the people who need it most."

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    • The Midterm Elections' Impact on US Development Policy - November 07, 2010 by Global Washington | Convene Strengthen Advocate - As chair of HFAC, Congressman Berman introduced legislation on foreign aid reform, HR 2139, and began to rewrite the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. As ranking member of the committee, he could still rewrite this bill and introduce it ...

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      As noted by Global Washington | Convene Strengthen Advocate on November 07, 2010, "As chair of HFAC, Congressman Berman introduced legislation on foreign aid reform, HR 2139, and began to rewrite the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. As ranking member of the committee, he could still rewrite this bill and introduce it ..." (http://globalwa.org/2010/11/the-midterm-elections-impact-on-u-s-development-policy/)
    • Powered By !joomlacomment 3.26 .hr | NewsPhin - October 15, 2010 by NewsPhin - The current debate around HR 2139 centers around how tied our foreign assistance should be to U.S. national security Powered by !JoomlaComment 3.26. A p p a r e l HR – FashioNZ. Unemployed find old jobs now require more skills. ...

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      As noted by NewsPhin on October 15, 2010, "The current debate around HR 2139 centers around how tied our foreign assistance should be to U.S. national security Powered by !JoomlaComment 3.26. A p p a r e l HR – FashioNZ. Unemployed find old jobs now require more skills. ..." (http://newsphin.com/powered-by-joomlacomment-3-26-hr/)
    • The Borgen Project: Road Map Act- Call Your Representatives! - October 06, 2010 by The Borgen Project - ... Gordon Brown (3); government involvement (12); Graca Machel (1); grameen bank (2); Grameen Foundation (1); Grinstein (1); GSK (1); Guinea (2); Guinea-Bissau (1); H.R. 2139 (1); Habitat for Humanity (1); Haiti (4); Hans Rosling (1) ...

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      As noted by The Borgen Project on October 06, 2010, "... Gordon Brown (3); government involvement (12); Graca Machel (1); grameen bank (2); Grameen Foundation (1); Grinstein (1); GSK (1); Guinea (2); Guinea-Bissau (1); H.R. 2139 (1); Habitat for Humanity (1); Haiti (4); Hans Rosling (1) ..." (http://borgenproject.blogspot.com/2010/10/road-map-act-call-your-representatives.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Bread for the World President Pushes for Support, Co-Sponsorship ... - April 28, 2009 by PR Newswire (press release) - ... Assistance Network (MFAN), today urged members of the House of Representatives to pass the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009 (HR 2139). ...

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      As noted by PR Newswire (press release) on April 28, 2009, "... Assistance Network (MFAN), today urged members of the House of Representatives to pass the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009 (HR 2139). ..." (http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-29-2009/0005015618&EDATE=)
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