Congo Relief and YOUR Tax Dollars

The Questioon Every American Should Ask Himself:

Do you believe the government has enough of your tax money to accomplish what they need to do?

2007 W/Cousin Odinga Campaigning in Africa

2007 W/Cousin Odinga Campaigning in Africa

Obama was sworn into office January 4, 2005

In December, 2005 Obama introduced a bill  to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is 2,345,410 square miles (approximately 1/4 the size of the United States), lies at the heart of Africa, and touches every major region of sub-Saharan Africa.

To meeting the basic needs of its citizens, including security, safety, and access to health care, education, food, shelter, and clean drinking water; to rebuild and enhance infrastructure, communications, and other mechanisms that will increase the ability of the central government to manage internal affairs, encourage economic development, and facilitate relief efforts of humanitarian organizations;

IN GENERAL- In addition to amounts otherwise available for such purposes, including amounts from regional funds, there is authorized to be appropriated $52,000,000 for fiscal year 2006 for bilateral assistance programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (68 Stat. 454, chapter 469), and the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.).

AVAILABILITY OF FUNDSAmounts appropriated are authorized to remain available until expended

S.2125 (109th)

UPDATE: Career voting recordsCurrently, Senator Obama has voted 94 times to raise taxes. Senator McCain has NEVER voted to raise taxes.

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