ONE: U.S. foreign aid appropriations update
15 JULY 2009
15 JULY 2009 | WASHINGTON DC - On July 9, the House and Senate took actions on the FY2010 Foreign Aid Appropriations bill, providing a clearer outline of the final shape of the U.S. global development budget for next year and how ONE priority programs are likely to fare. Of particular importance was the House defeat by wide margins of two cutting amendments that combined, would have slashed over $2.6 billion from the bill, including resources for global health, the International Development Association, and the African Development Fund.
- Maternal and Child Health – The Senate supports $555 million while the House provides $538 million; $523 million is the request.
- Reproductive Health – Each bill includes $520 million, 10% above the request.