Jay Heimbach

Jay Heimbach
Jay Heimbach is ONE's senior director of US government relations. Jay and his team help plan and execute ONE's strategy around government relations and help manage our relationships on Capitol Hill and within the the White House. He joined ONE in 2012 and previously worked on climate, energy and agriculture policy in the Senate.

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We have a bill!

We have a bill!

I’m on Capitol Hill just about every day. And you know what question I keep getting asked? How did ONE help get the Electrify Africa Act passed in the House of Representatives? And you know what I always say? Because of ONE members like you. Just a couple of hours ago, Senate Foreign Relations Committee…...
ONE delivers vaccine petition to supportive Canadian leadership

ONE delivers vaccine petition to supportive Canadian leadership

Photo credit: Denis Drever Last week, I was honored to be invited to attend “Saving Every Woman, Every Child,” the Canadian Summit on maternal, newborn and children’s health.  Held at the historic Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, it was an amazing event – a gathering of leaders and advocates dedicated to reducin......
International Affairs budget: 2014 numbers are in

International Affairs budget: 2014 numbers are in

Great news for ONE members who have been asking their members of Congress to protect our life-saving budget – your hard work has paid off! ONE members with Rep. Terri Sewell in January 2014.  Update: On Thursday, January 16, 2014, the Senate also voted to pass the FY2014 budget bill. It now goes to the President&helli......
How the government shutdown will affect ONE’s work

How the government shutdown will affect ONE’s work

The shutdown is likely to have no short term effects on aid. Photo credit: USAID.  A lot of ONE members have been asking us about the government shutdown and what it means to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.  Great questions, but the answers are not clear. The current debate in Washington is&hellip......
Game on! The fight to preserve US-funded life-saving programs in 2014

Game on! The fight to preserve US-funded life-saving programs in 2014

This home health counselor tests a woman living in rural Kenya for HIV. This is possible thanks to US funding to PEPFAR.  The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have recently completed their respective markups of their Fiscal Year 2014 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bills. This is impor......

6 Ways to boost economic engagement with Africa

“As the United States continues its vital investments in global health, there is also an opportunity for additional investment in the kind of economic statecraft that will facilitate a transition from aid to trade, guaranteeing a higher return on investment for the American taxpayer and better enabling a sustained US go......
Senator Daniel Inouye: A warrior for justice

Senator Daniel Inouye: A warrior for justice

This week, we got the sad news that Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii passed away. Senator Inouye was a giant in the Senate, and he will be remembered for many things. He was a World War II hero who was awarded the Medal of Honor, the second-longest serving senator in US history, the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, th...
Big losses

Big losses

Over the last two weeks, the world’s poor lost two champions. On October 14th, former US Senator Arlen Specter lost his fight with cancer. Both as Republican or Democrat, Senator Spector understood the importance of the international affairs to America’s security and leadership in the world, and while his party may have c......