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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Rep. Lowey Introduces Bill to Prevent Global Gag Rule

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) has introduced a bill to prevent the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule (GGR). The House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to reinstate the controversial policy during a markup last week of the fiscal year 2012 State authorization bill.

The Global Democracy Promotion Act (H.R.2639), which has already garnered more than 100 sponsors in the U.S. House, would prohibit the U.S. government from imposing any funding restrictions on foreign organizations that would otherwise be unconstitutional for U.S. organizations. The bill would prevent overseas NGOs from being barred from U.S. aid, based on the services they provide.

To learn more about the devastating impacts of the GGR, watch our
90-second video.

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