More reasons not to like the a new piece of legislation recently introduced by the chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
House Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced a particularly nonsensical piece of legislation today that would shift the way the United States pays the United Nations from "dues paying" to a system of line-item voluntary contributions.
Cutting funding for UNFPA will end up costing more in the long run. In the short term, cutting funding to UNFPA will result in more women dying child birth; more unplanned pregnancies; and prevent a key mechanism for female empowerment worldwide.
Republicans in Congress are running a gimmicky YouCut program in which fans get to vote on what U.S. federal spending they would like to see cut. Apparently, the UN Population Fund was on this chopping block.
Here in Washington DC, they say my trash collection will stop if the Federal Government shuts down. That's infuriating. But it is all the more so if my trash is no longer collected because of a mistaken belief about what UNFPA is and what it does.
House Foreign Affairs Committee chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's wants the Obama administration to pull out of the Human Rights Council and de-fund it. Here is why that is a bad idea.
The Obama administration rolls out a brand new website that tells Americans exactly how the U.S. foreign aid budget is spent.
It is fair to say that today's election is not going to turn on foreign policy. Still, the group of lawmakers voted into office today will have a set of global issues vying for their attention. So how does the slate of candidates up for election today fare on those issues?
Some troubling news out of Ecuador. Police are protesting against austerity measures imposed on public employees by left wing President Rafael Correa. Will a pro-coup caucus once again emerge from the United States?