WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign welcomes the vote by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to send the Electrify Africa Act (HR 2548) to the House floor for a vote.
Tom Hart, US Executive Director of ONE, said:
“We are thrilled that the House Foreign Affairs Committee moved a bipartisan bill that will help bring electricity to 50 million Africans for the first time at no new cost to the American taxpayer.
We thank Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NJ) for sponsoring the bill and for their leadership on this critical issue.
Energy poverty affects every aspect of life – from health and education to economics and security. This legislation shows the best face of America. The Electrify Africa Act will be an important weapon in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.”
To learn more about energy poverty, visit ONE.org/energy.