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Bipartisan Congressional opposition to President Trump’s foreign aid proposal grows

NEW -> Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee: “I think foreign aid is pretty important myself, so I’d like to see what the president has to…

Congress stands up to President Trump’s foreign aid proposal

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations: “It’s dead on arrival, it’s not going to happen, it would be a disaster. This…

White House’s focus on cuts to foreign assistance budget is alarming

WASHINGTON — Speaking on a background briefing call this morning, a senior administration official told reporters to expect a “large reduction in foreign aid” in President Trump’s first budget…

Cutting foreign aid for the sake of national security?

“If you don’t fund the State Department fully, then I need to buy more ammunition.” – General James Mattis “Our security will be improved by sustaining foreign aid in…

Sally Canfield joins ONE as senior director of U.S. government relations

WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign is pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Canfield as its new senior director of U.S. government relations. Canfield is the former senior director…

ONE names Gayle E. Smith president and chief executive officer

After an extensive worldwide search, the board of The ONE Campaign has named Gayle E. Smith — a top advisor on development issues to two American presidents and one of…

The ONE Campaign laments the Senate’s repeal of important anti-corruption rule

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted 52-47 today to void a rule that implemented Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rule would…

The ONE Campaign urges the Senate to safeguard an important anti-corruption rule

WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted 235-187 today to repeal Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The rule requires all oil,…

ONE applauds the passage of the READ Act and urges Senate to take up the bill to promote education for millions of children worldwide

WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign celebrated House passage of H.R. 601, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act of 2017 today. The bipartisan legislation was introduced by Congresswoman…

ONE applauds Trump decision to retain Deborah Birx as interim Global AIDS Coordinator

“The importance of America’s leadership to the global fight against AIDS is difficult to overstate. The fact is: this is a critical time in that fight, especially for adolescent girls, who comprise three-quarters of all new infections in Africa. We’re in a make-or-break window, and we can’t afford to let up — not even during a presidential transition. Global AIDS Coordinator is a position that should not be left vacant for a month, a week, or even a day.”

Trailblazers from Business, Entertainment, Media and Activism Unite to Launch a Global Campaign to Demand Education for All Girls

130 Million Girls Globally are Denied an Education – More than the Population of Germany Open Letter to World Leaders Launched as part of ONE’s Poverty is Sexist Campaign WASHINGTON…

Tillerson: “Nothing lifts people out of poverty quicker than electricity”

ONE Campaign agrees about importance of expanding energy infrastructure WASHINGTON — Answering a question from Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, President-elect Trump’s nominee for secretary…