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12-H3771 on Jan 10, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Haiti Empowerment, Assistance, and Rebuilding Act
Source: H.R.3771
  • On January 12, 2010, Haiti suffered an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, the greatest natural disaster in Haiti's history, which killed more than 300,000 people & left 2,300,000 people homeless;
  • Prior to the earthquake, Haiti was the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with an estimated 54% of its population living on less than $1 per day;
  • Although initial recovery efforts must continue to assist the people of Haiti struggling to secure basic necessities, including food, water, health care, shelter, and electricity, Haiti cannot afford to only focus on its immediate needs.
  • The circumstances following the earthquake in Haiti provide a real opportunity for Haiti to break the cycle of poverty, social inequality and unrealized expectations that has marked Haiti's history;
  • It is the policy of the United States, in partnership with the Government of Haiti and in coordination with the international community, to support the sustainable recovery and rebuilding of Haiti in a manner that encourages greater economic equality; embraces Haitian independence; incorporates the potential of both women and men to contribute equally; providing a foundation for economic growth and economic sustainability, through investments in essential infrastructure; [and in general] to promote long-term, sustainable rebuilding and development in Haiti.

  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Sponsored humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake
  • Headline 2: Humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Sponsored humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Humanitarian aid to rebuild Haiti after earthquake (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure

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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 12-H3771

Corrine Brown s2oFlorida Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York Democrat 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s1pMichigan Democrat 
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Jesse Louis Jackson s2oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Laura Richardson s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s2oIllinois Democrat 
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat 
Maxine Waters s2oCalifornia Democrat 

Republicans participating in 12-H3771

Independents participating in 12-H3771

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 14
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

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