August 01, 2019

Menendez, Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Commending the Inter-American Foundation on its 50th Anniversary

WASHINGTON – Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, were joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Tim Kaine (D-Va.) in introducing a bipartisan Senate resolution commending the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) on its 50th anniversary. The resolution applauds the IAF for its significant accomplishments and contributions to the economic and social development of the Americas.

“The IAF has played an important role in promoting opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Menendez.  “It has invested directly in advancing community development and should be commended for its great work.”

The Inter-American Foundation was founded on December 30, 1969 as an independent U.S. agency that prioritizes sustainable, community-led development across Latin America and the Caribbean.  It invests in these communities by supplying more than 5,000 community-led grants that aim to help millions of underserved people in the Americas. The IAF invests in grassroots movements that aim to promote prosperity and peace, and to increase democratic institutions. Its grassroots work allows it to engage directly with citizens, empowering them to get involved in their communities by taking part in civic life.

The text of the resolution can be found here.

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