The House on Friday passed “on a nearly party line vote of 235-193” an FY12 budget resolution, National Journal reports.
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Congress approved a final FY11 budget measure on Thursday, The Hill reports. “The House voted 260-167 to approve the legislation … The Senate signed off hours later on a vote of 81-19, sending the bill to Obama for his signature” (Berman, 4/14).
Overview Of FY11 Funding Totals For Global Health In H.R. 1473: The U.S. Global Health Policy Tracker offers an overview of the FY11 funding totals for global health in the Full-Year Appropriations Act (H.R. 1473). The tool includes links to summaries of the bill by House and Senate Appropriations Committees,…
The World Food Program (WFP) on Wednesday warned that the humanitarian situation in Libya could worsen as a result of the heavy fighting and low stocks of food supplies, Reuters reports.
Traditional Aid Groups Continue To Play A Vital Role In Disaster Areas In a post on the Guardian’s “Poverty Matters Blog,” Joel Charny,Â vice president for humanitarian policy and practice at InterAction, highlights the role traditional aid groups play in disasters around the world, refuting the idea that the 2010 earthquake…
Multiple news outlets examined the proposed reductions of the FY11 spending measure that was released on Tuesday.
Poverty Footprint Analysis Is Just A Start “Carbon and water footprint measurements have become almost commonplace among large corporations …Â But these measurements only tell part of the story. The piece where a corporation mows down an entire village in the developing world to make way for a carbon-cutting wind farm…
Details Of Latest FY11 Continuing Resolution, Including State Department And Foreign Ops Cuts, Released
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday released details of the spending deal “struck with Senate Democrats and the White House to avert a government shutdown and cut nearly $40 billion in government spending,” CQ reports.
Opinions: Empowering Women, Reducing Global Hunger; Wars Justified By Humanitarianism; Climate Change, Human Health; Budget Cuts To Foreign Aid
To Reduce Hunger Worldwide, Empower Women In a perspective piece in The Globalist, Contributing Editor Cesar Chelala calls for more attention to be paid to the role of women in reducing hunger worldwide. “Giving women the same tools and resources as men, such as financial support, education and access to…
“Congress late Friday narrowly averted a government shutdown after Democrats and Republicans agreed to cut” nearly $39 billion in spending over the next six months, Roll Call reports.