MFAN Partner: “More Momentum” on S.1524

Yesterday, MFAN Partner ONE highlighted the cosponsors behind S.1524, the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act. Since its introduction to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in July, the bill now has 22 cosponsors from both parties.  See the blog below:

More momentum

more-momentum Josh Lozman, December 15th 2009

Nearly 50,000 of you took action a few weeks back to encourage your Senators to sign on as cosponsors of S.1524. The bill, titled The Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 (S.1524), was introduced at the end of July with three Democratic (Kerry, Menendez and Cardin) and three Republican (Lugar, Corker and Risch) co-sponsors. That list has grown considerably since then (check out the list below). And, it has now gained three new supporters. Republican Senators, Kit Bond of Missouri, Mike Johanns of Nebraska, and Olympia Snowe of Maine.

Though we can all tell from the news that the Senate has a lot on its plate (i.e. health care reform), hopefully the addition of these key Senators to the list of cosponsors will add some momentum to the bill. Currently we are asking you to push the White House to develop a global development strategy. Please sign on today to continue building momentum to make our foreign aid system even more effective!

Here’s the full list of co-sponsors:

1. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA)
2. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
3. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
4. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)
5. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
6. Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID)
7. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
8. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA)
9. Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-DE)
10. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
11. Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
12. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
13. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-SD)
14. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
15. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
16. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
17. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
18. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
19. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
20. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
21. Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO)
22. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE)

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