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New Budget Paints a Bleak Picture for International Poverty Fighting

3/7/14

By Katie Porter

The President released his FY2015 budget this week, outlining his administration’s priorities for Congress.  The picture for international poverty-fighting accounts is bleak.  Funding for programs that address such things as maternal and child health or nutrition are low.  And while there are some winners -- including important reforms to food aid and funding to provide women and men access to family planning services – overall funding for programs that help people and communities lift themselves from poverty is low.  Please take a moment to watch our new video and tell your Member of Congress that more can and should be done.