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 United Nations 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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Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 9th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 21, 2009
Length: 10 pages
May 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Jul 28, 2005
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3605 (109th).
Sep 25, 2007
Earlier Version — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1302 (110th).
May 21, 2009
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H.R. 2639 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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