H. R. 1055, Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act.

Summary: To prohibit the application of certain restrictive eligibility requirements to foreign nongovernmental organizations with respect to the provision of assistance under part I of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 3/4/19.

STATUS: Introduced 2/7/19 by Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] . 

ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:

  • “The Global HER Act would remove dangerous eligibility restrictions on international recipients of U.S. foreign assistance and would ensure that U.S. foreign assistance prioritizes women’s health.” (Source: Center for Health and Gender Equity)
  • Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester, Ranking Member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, today introduced the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act, which would permanently repeal the ill-conceived, anti-woman Global Gag Rule, in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order reinstating the policy. (Nita Lowey, Press Release)

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