Ted Brennan

Ted is responsible for Republican outreach to both the House and the Senate. Ted comes to ONE after nearly three years of consulting and more than 12 years with the late Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-IL) on the House International Relations Committee and Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-NC). He also served as the staff director of the Senate International Narcotics Caucus under Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).

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What you should know about the FY ’15 appropriations bills

What you should know about the FY ’15 appropriations bills

Earlier this week, ONE welcomed the passage of the State, Foreign Operations and Related Agencies (SFOPS) bill in the House of Representatives. The Senate Appropriations Committee completed its work on June 19. Both bills provide urgently needed funding for the life-saving programs for which ONE advocates. However, there were......
Food aid reform: From dream to reality

Food aid reform: From dream to reality

Great news! Today, President Obama signed into law the first real food aid reforms in recent memory. After two years of hard work, ONE members and our NGO partners were able to convince Congress to incorporate a number of much-needed reforms to our food aid programming into HR 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Man...
Raj Shah: Yes, we can end extreme poverty

Raj Shah: Yes, we can end extreme poverty

“Fighting extreme poverty does not mean just increasing incomes for the poor, but also removing obstacles that are at the root of poverty and replacing them with long-term, sustainable economic opportunities that truly will lift the poor from poverty,” Shah said. To advocates like us, that means not only fighting epidemic...
Typhoon Haiyan: A call to action on food aid reform

Typhoon Haiyan: A call to action on food aid reform

The need for food aid reform has never been clearer than in the constraints on our ability to respond to the recent typhoon in the Philippines, which has claimed at least several thousand lives and left millions homeless, hungry and in great need. While the immediate response to meet the recovery challenges has been hercule......
Reforming food aid means saving more lives in times of crisis

Reforming food aid means saving more lives in times of crisis

A few months ago, the House of Representatives narrowly defeated the Royce/Engel Amendment to the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM bill), which would have enacted real food aid reforms on a 203 to 220 vote. Although defeated, the amendment marked the first time such reforms were ever debated and voted...
A close vote for food aid reform

A close vote for food aid reform

After a long, hard battle to reform to the way the United States delivers food aid to the world’s neediest people, the House of Representatives narrowly rejected the bipartisan Food Aid Reform amendment to H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, by a margin of 203 yeas to 220 nays this week.&helli......
Back to the start with FY2014 budget battle

Back to the start with FY2014 budget battle

With little break after last year’s spending challenges, ONE is once again gearing up for another major battle for the world’s most vulnerable people.  That’s right: it is time to begin work on the FY ’14 appropriations bill. This week, the House Appropriations Committee announced how much they plan to make available......
Condoleezza Rice makes strong statements on poverty at RNC

Condoleezza Rice makes strong statements on poverty at RNC

Dr. Condoleezza Rice speaking at ONE/International Republican Institute/USGLC panel with ONE Fellow Michael Gerson and ONE Board member Josh Bolton. Photo courtesy of @MJGerson via Twitter New ONE Board Member and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a huge impact at the GOP Convention in Tampa last week. As ONE’......
Senate Foreign Relations Committee moves global water bill

Senate Foreign Relations Committee moves global water bill

This week, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed S. 641, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act by voice vote. The bill, introduced by Senators Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., has broad bipartisan support in the Senate. If enacted, the bill would provide better access to clean water and sanitatio......

Senate Foreign-Ops bill includes increases for ONE’s priority accounts

Following on the heels of last month’s passage of the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations bill in the House Appropriations Committee, the Senate Committee this week took up and passed its own version. As indicated in my previous blog, ONE expressed disappointment in the House bill bec......
Simply unacceptable

Simply unacceptable

The Appropriations season in Washington is now in full swing with this week’s release of the House and Senate funding allocations for fiscal year 2013. Of particular note is the disappointing funding level for the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, in which the majority of ONE’s priority......
Can the Ryan Budget pass the appropriations committee?

Can the Ryan Budget pass the appropriations committee?

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the “Ryan” Budget resolution on a largely partisan vote of 228 to 191. The Democrats were joined by 10 Republicans who voted in opposition to the budget resolution. Our budget petition delivery during last year’s campaign. This budget resolution contains sharp ......
It’s game time! Senate to consider Foreign Ops bill

It’s game time! Senate to consider Foreign Ops bill

Next week, the Senate will consider the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill which funds the State Department and US foreign assistance programs. Our senators have the opportunity to reaffirm American leadership in fighting poverty and preventable diseases around the world by protecting the Senat......
Show your support for the new Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

Show your support for the new Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus

Three outstanding Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives have just announced the establishment of the Congressional Caucus on HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the Caucus is to create an effective forum by which this bipartisan group of Congressional members can address the significant issues surrounding HIV/AIDS throug......

Rep. Ed Royce’s thoughts on AGOA: Let’s support it

Before the African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum in Lusaka, Zambia, we asked Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, about his thoughts on AGOA. Congressman Royce is a well known expert on Africa and a strong proponent of trade a......