S.142 - Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act117th Congress (2021-2022) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 01/28/2021)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/28/2021 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.142 — 117th Congress (2021-2022)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/28/2021)
Global Health, Empowerment and Rights Act
This bill establishes that a foreign nongovernmental organization shall not be disqualified from receiving certain U.S. international development assistance solely because the organization provides medical services using non-U.S. government funds if the medical services are legal in both the United States and the country in which they are being provided. Such foreign organizations shall not be subject to requirements relating to their use of non-U.S. funds for advocacy or lobbying activities, other than those that apply to U.S. nongovernmental organizations.
Current U.S. policy prohibits various foreign assistance from going to a foreign nongovernmental organization unless it agrees to not perform or actively promote abortions.