Next week, the full Senate will vote on the Farm Bill. It must include the small, do-able and wholly necessary pilot program
for local purchasing by hungry countries to help put U.S. food aid back on the right track so that more of the assistance
America provides actually gets to those who need it the most.
In 2007 the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights sought input in conducting the detailed study on the scope and content of the relevant human rights obligations related to equitable access to safe drinking water and sanitation under international human rights instruments. This document was submitted to OHCHR in response
In November, the U.S. mid-term elections resulted in a major shift in the Congress. Most notably, the Democrats now control both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and are much more likely to challenge the U.S. Trade Representative.