By Joanne Carter, Executive Director
As we are all painfully aware, Haiti has been devastated by an earthquake with massive loss of life, and destruction of already overburdened and under-resourced services and infrastructure. For those who want to make direct contributions to the relief and rebuilding efforts, two partner organizations in Haiti that we trust and respect immensely are on the front lines of the response and need your support now. Read More.
By Ann Beltran, Domestic Policy Volunteer, RESULTS
President Obama and House and Senate leaders have agreed to forego a formal House-Senate conference committee to reconcile the two health care reform bills and will instead negotiate informally behind closed doors. Democratic leaders stated they will overcome their remaining differences, with the aim of sending a bill to President Obama before his State of the Union address (latest scuttlebutt says February 2). Read Ann’s recap of where things stand and how we’re influencing the process. Read More.
By Alan Gold, RESULTS Domestic Senior Advisor
Nearly one in four American children live in food insecure households, according to U.S. Census and Department of Agriculture (USDA) data. On December 17, the National Anti-Hunger Organizations (NAHO) released their Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger in America by 2015. Read More.
By John Fawcett, Legislative Director
The president has signed a final spending package passed by Congress that includes foreign aid funding levels for the fiscal year (FY) 2010. While the federal fiscal year actually began on October 1, Congress has relied on stopgap spending measures prior to finalizing their appropriations bills. The measure includes modest increases for global health, education, and microfinance spending and underscores the significant work to be done to mobilize additional resources next year. Read More.