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House Passes Haiti Act
July 25, 2014
Today the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Assessing Progress in Act! This bill, which was also passed by the Senate and is expected to be signed into law soon, not only bolsters oversight of and accountability for U.S. aid to Haiti but also increases awareness of the needs of vulnerable populations.
This success is due in no small part to your continued commitment to ensuring that the people of Haiti can lead sustainable recovery efforts. Thank you. I would also like to acknowledge Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) for her unwavering leadership. In addition, this success would not be possible without the bipartisan support fostered by Representatives Engels (D-NY), Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Royce (R-CA) as well as Senators Corker (R-TN), Menendez (D-NJ), and Nelson (D-FL).
UUSC has been advocating for the passage of this bill for several years, and your support has been critical. In recent months, with our allies in the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, we redoubled our outreach efforts to congressional leadership. With your help, we led social media and grassroots advocacy campaigns, mobilized 22 nongovernmental organizations to sign a letter of support, and highlighted the issue in a Huffington Post piece by UUSC President and CEO Bill Schulz.
It worked! Thank you.