Global Poverty Legislation

global poverty bills

reach every mother and child act

The Problem: Everyday 800 women die from preventable causes related to childbirth and pregnancy. Over 17,000 kids under the age of 5 die every day from preventable issues.

The Bill: The Reach Every Mother and Child Act will help save the lives of 600,000 women and 15 million children by 2020.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Reach Every Mother and Child Act.”

Global Food Security Act

The Problem: Over 795 million people globally are chronically hungry (1 in 9).

The Bill: The Global Food Security Act builds on the success of the Feed the Future initiative by continuing critical investments in poor farmers.

M-Core Act

The Problem: Current law prevents the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) from operating more than one assistance agreement (or compact) in any country at any given time. This significantly limits the agency’s ability to implement much-needed assistance programs in the developing world.

The Bill: The Millennium Compacts for Regional Economic Integration (M-CORE) Act would give MCC the authority to develop a second concurrent compact with countries to spur regional economic development.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Millennium Compacts for Regional Economic Integration (M-CORE) Act.”

food for peace reform act

The Problem: The current system for providing emergency food aid is outdated and taking too long to provide life-saving aid.

The Bill: The Food for Peace Reform Act generates $440 million in efficiency savings and feeds 9 million more people per year… At no additional cost to taxpayers! This bill allows the U.S. to provide emergency food aid (during wars, disasters, famine, etc.) in the quickest, most cost-effective way possible.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Food for Peace Reform Act.”

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The Problem: 
Without question, there is always room to improve transparency in government and this bill will improve methodology for tracking aid.

The Bill: Improves monitoring and evaluation of programs.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act.”

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Did you know? If a bill number starts with an “S.” that means the bill is in the Senate. If the bill starts with “H.R.” that means the bill is in the House. For example, in the Senate the Electrify Africa Act is bill number S. 2152, but in the House the Electrify Africa Act is H.R. 2847.

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