Summary: H.Res.475 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/17/1998)

Declares that the House of Representatives: (1) recognizes the importance of achieving the goal of the 1997 Microcredit Summit to provide access to microcredit to 100 million of the world's poorest families; (2) urges international and regional financial institutions and other organizations to explore the use of microcredit programs as a method of eradicating poverty; (3) encourages appropriate public agencies to support the goal of the Summit by developing, announcing, and implementing institutional action plans to achieve that goal; (4) encourages the President to foster international support for the goal of the Summit in his communications with leaders of other Nations; and (5) calls upon the President to affirm his commitment to the goal of the Summit during annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.