CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
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.
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."
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.