WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Congress is passing and sending to the President the final conference agreement on the nine remaining spending measures for fiscal 2012.
U.S. NGOs are pleased to see the bi-partisan agreement reached by congressional appropriators protected vital funding for global health, development assistance, disaster assistance, and international organizations and programs such as UNICEF.
"InterAction's 198 member organizations commend House and Senate negotiators for maintaining strong funding levels for global health and child survival programs, agriculture and food security, basic education, clean water, and international disaster and refugee assistance," said Samuel A. Worthington, president and CEO of InterAction. "Continued investments by Congress in these vital accounts meets not only the moral obligation to do the right thing in reducing global poverty, but also enhances the economic and national security interests of the United States," he added.
See an analysis comparing final FY2012 funding levels with House and Senate-proposed levels and previous fiscal years on InterAction's website, www.interaction.org.
InterAction is the largest alliance of U.S.-based nongovernmental international organizations, with more than 190 members. Our members operate in every developing country, working with local communities to overcome poverty and suffering by helping to improve their quality of life. Visit www.interaction.org