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US Congress Boosts Sanitation Programs for World’s Poor

voanews.com, 19 December 2014

 

Efforts to provide access to clean water and sanitation for millions of people is getting a huge boost through new legislation that was passed by the U.S. Congress.

 

Ending the year on a high note for supporters, the Senator Paul Simon Water For The World Act was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, a bipartisan effort that has been years in the making through the leadership of U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Representative Ted Poe.

 

The bill strengthens existing water, sanitation and hygiene programs known by the acronym, WASH. It is now ready for signing by President Obama. Read more....