Every year, Congress decides how to spend the money in the U.S. federal budget. RESULTS urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity.

Learn more: What is appropriations?

Going in to talk budgets with your member of Congress? Go here for FY21 Global Appropriations Memos.

Global Poverty Budget & Appropriations Resources

Press Releases

Leadership on global poverty is again up to Congress

White House budget request tries to put health, nutrition, and education on the chopping block.

Press Releases

Congress must reject harmful backdoor cuts to foreign aid

According to press reports, the White House is preparing to exploit a budget trick that would cancel funding for the fight against global poverty. This roundabout move would jeopardize $2-4 billion in aid that Congress has already approved and has been signed into law.

Press Releases

White House budget would gut programs that fight poverty in the United States and around the world

The White House has once again jeopardized the futures of families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. The administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request proposes massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs in the U.S. and around the world. Now the process and final decisions fall to Congress, where there is stiff opposition to much of this budget and where similar proposals failed last year.

Press Releases

White House budget would strip health care, education, and economic opportunity from millions

With its first federal budget proposal, the White House has taken aim at families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. Proposing massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs, the budget jeopardizes the futures of people across the country and around the world. Now Congress takes up the process.

Press Releases

White House Budget Proposal Response

By proposing draconian cuts to funding for global development programs through the State Department and USAID, this proposal threatens the futures of millions of people living in poverty all around the world.

Monthly Action Sheets (Global Poverty)

March 2020 Global Poverty Action: Write Your Senators on Appropriations

With the President’s budget cuts to many global health and education programs serving the most vulnerable, Congress must step up. They’ll only do that if you ask them. Engage others to write letters to your senators asking for funding for effective global health and education programs. (Word version)

Monthly Action Sheets (Global Poverty)

February 2020 Global Poverty Action: Writing Letters on FY21 Global Health and Education Spending

The appropriations season is a critical time when budget priorities are set for the issues we care about. Enroll others in writing Congress about key global health and education issues. Create a cascade of voices for the end of poverty. (Word version)

Monthly Action Sheets (Global Poverty)

January 2020 Global Poverty Action: FY21 Appropriations

Affecting appropriations is arguably one of the most important advocacy actions we take year after year. Millions are on the line – millions that save lives. Make appropriations requests of your legislators today. (Word version)

Policy Background

FY21 Global Appropriations Memos

Every year, Congress decides how to spend the money in the U.S. federal budget. RESULTS urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity. These are memos you can use to make FY21 requests of your members of Congress.

Monthly Action Sheets (Global Poverty)

December 2019 Global Poverty Action: Media - Global Fund and the Holidays

This festive time of year is the perfect time to tell the story of the Global Fund; share the great news and help keep the U.S. Global Fund pledge front and center so we can see it through. (Word Version)

Monthly Action Sheets (Global Poverty)

November 2019 Global Poverty Action - Media: Global Fund and World AIDS Day

We are thrilled by the outcomes at the October Global Fund replenishment conference, but our work isn’t done yet. Write a letter in advance of World AIDS Day supporting the U.S. Global Fund pledge so we can see it through. (Word Version)

Laser Talks (Global Poverty)

FY20 Global Appropriations Laser Talk

Ask your senators to request funding for global health and education programs.

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