H.Res. 858: Congratulating the Inter-American Foundation on its 40th anniversary and recognizing its significant accomplishments and contributions

H.Res. 858

Congratulating the Inter-American Foundation on its 40th anniversary and recognizing its significant accomplishments and contributions

Sponsor
Rep. Eliot L. Engel

Date
November 3, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 858 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, November 2, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) October 22, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 858 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Congratulates the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) on its 40th anniversary;
• "Recognizes that the IAF has demonstrated that its grassroots model for United States foreign assistance is effective; and
• "Declares that the IAF is a vital component of United States foreign policy in the Americas and of the United States development agenda."

Background

The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency of the United States government that provides grants to nongovernmental and community-based organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean for self-help programs.