Posts Tagged ‘Advocacy Update’

Advocacy Update ~ April 9, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. The past two weeks were relatively quiet on Capitol Hill as Congress was in recess. Below are items that we are tracking: Possible Rescission package President Trump and Republicans are in discussions to force a vote on a package…

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Advocacy Update ~ March 26, 2018

This post was written by Danielle Heiberg, Senior Policy & Advocacy Manager, and Melissa Chacko, Policy Associate. FY18 Omnibus Bill Passes Six months into the fiscal year (FY), and five Continuing Resolutions and two government shutdowns later, we finally have a spending bill for FY 2018. With hours to spare before another potential shutdown, President Trump…

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Investing in Nutrition: The Foundation for Development

The world is currently not on track to achieve any of the six global nutrition targets that were agreed to by WHO in 2012. The World Bank, Results for Development, and 1,000 Days, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, did an in-depth costing analysis and investment…

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Funding to Fight Zika

On Thursday, May 12, the Senate reached a bipartisan deal to fund the fight against Zika at $1.1 billion. The funding package will be an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, which is expected to be considered on the Senate floor next week. Two additional amendments to fund the Zika response…

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