S. 2433 (110th): Global Poverty Act of 2007

Introduced:
Dec 07, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Barack Obama
Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Dec 07, 2007
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1302 (Related)
Global Poverty Act of 2007

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 25, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Dec 07, 2007
Referred to Committee Dec 07, 2007
Reported by Committee Feb 13, 2008
 
Full Title

A bill to require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.

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Cosponsors
30 cosponsors (25D, 5R) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/24/2008--Reported to Senate amended.
Global Poverty Act of 2007 - Directs the President, through the Secretary of State, to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the U.S. foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.
Requires the strategy to contain specific and measurable goals and to consist of specified components, including:
(1) continued investment or involvement in existing U.S. initiatives related to international poverty reduction and trade preference programs for developing countries;
(2) improving the effectiveness of development assistance and making available additional overall United States assistance levels as appropriate;
(3) enhancing and expanding debt relief as appropriate;
(4) mobilizing and leveraging the participation of businesses and public-private partnerships;
(5) coordinating the goal of poverty reduction with other internationally recognized Millennium Development Goals; and
(6) integrating principles of sustainable development and entrepreneurship into policies and programs.
Sets forth specified reporting requirements. Directs the Secretary of State to designate a coordinator who will have primary responsibility for overseeing and drafting the reports, as well as responsibility for helping to implement recommendations contained in the reports.
Defines specified terms.

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