Your Calls Made a Difference

April 2, 2009 at 4:50 am Leave a comment

Thanks to your efforts, the voices of poor and hungry people were heard in Congress today!

The Senate passed an amendment adding $4 billion for International Affairs back into their budget resolution.

Senators Kerry (D-MA) and Lugar (R-IN) offered the amendment and your calls and emails convinced the Senate that this was an important thing to do.

The international affairs part of the budget contains the programs that help reduce hunger and poverty. By adopting the Kerry-Lugar amendment, the Senate signaled its support for programs that address agriculture, nutrition, health, water and education in poor countries around the world.

The budget process has only begun, but this vote is an important first step in the effort to bolster U.S. poverty focused assistance in the year ahead.

Your calls made a difference! Thank you!


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