Grow the economy at home, Fight poverty abroad, Pass House Resolution 157
  • Petitioned The House Committee on Foreign Affairs

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The House Committee on Foreign Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Patrick Murphy
Rep. Adam Schiff

Grow the economy at home, Fight poverty abroad, Pass House Resolution 157

    1. Petition by

      Adrian Varga

      Oak Park, IL

We are trying to improve the lives of millions around the globe.

It is now more important than ever to tell the government that the United States should reaffirm its commitment to peace and development around the globe. We want the United States to lead the charge in International Aid.

Passage of H. Res. 157 will help improve the lives of millions around the globe. In addition, it will boost our economy at home. International Aid will help create viable markets in the under-developed world, paving the way for the expansion of American enterprises in previously untapped markets. Demand will grow for American goods and services abroad and will lead to job creation at home. In these trying times, increased demand for American products and services is crucial to our economic revitalization. We can't allow international assistance to get swept under the rug.

House Resolution 157 ''expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that: (1) the elimination of poverty and hunger should remain key U.S. foreign and domestic policy goals; and (2) a Global Marshall Plan, which the President should implement, holds the potential to transform development assistance in a manner that would significantly reduce poverty.''

House Resolution 157 has been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs but has yet to be reported to the House floor. Tell the House of Representatives and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs that you want to see this resolution passed.

Signing this petition will help put the United States back on track as a world leader in International Development

I am writing as a Regional Director for The Borgen Project, a non-profit that fights to improve the lives millions around the world. For more information visit:


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Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • Patrick Tillisch MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Besides the obvious humanistic reasons, for all of the reasons development is important to the United States.

    • Feruza Azimova HONOLULU, HI
      • almost 2 years ago

      Bills like this can help improve lives around the world, fulfilling our moral duties to improve the welfare and well being of humans, no matter where we come from. I want to see my country, USA - a world leader, make this a top priority of actions to accomplish and to lead other nations to better the human condition.

    • Anthony Swingruber MALTA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      95% of consumers live outside of the U.S. The passage of this legislation will help move the world's poor from barely surviving to consumers, which will not only improve their living conditions but also create new export markets for American business.

    • Lyraya Showstack AFTON, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am signing because I care. I am signing because we have a responsibility to the rest of the global community as first world citizens.


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