WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign released the below statement welcoming President-elect Biden’s “America Rescue Plan” which includes $11 billion in support of the global humanitarian response to COVID-19.
Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign:
“As a United States Senator, Joe Biden worked across the aisle with Republicans to champion global health programs and strengthen international development. Over the past three decades, we’ve made enormous progress in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. However, the coronavirus now threatens to erase years of hard-fought progress while simultaneously undermining America’s own economic and national security.
“In order to defeat this pandemic anywhere, we must defeat it everywhere. President-elect Biden understands this difficult reality, and this vital funding will help bring a faster end to the pandemic at home and abroad. It is clear that the President-elect recognizes that restoring US leadership globally requires an investment.
“ONE welcomes the proposed $11 billion in global response funding and looks forward to working with our Congressional allies in both parties to ensure the swift passage and smart implementation of these desperately needed resources.”