Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Seeking Foreign Policy Intern

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, seeks a highly motivated Foreign Policy Intern for winter/spring 2014. Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties. Legislative support includes performing research, drafting public statements, preparing materials for hearings, attending briefings, reaching out to agencies and other congressional offices, and a host of various special projects. The prospective intern should have interest in and basic knowledge of UN agencies and functions, as well as foreign policy issues in Africa, the Western Hemisphere and the Middle East.  Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, and an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Ties to California’s 13th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested and qualified applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and writing sample as […]

Assessing Progress in Haiti Act passes the House

This is a sign of progress towards the U.S. playing an improved role in Haiti. Congresswoman Barbara Lee Hails Passage of Assessing Progress in Haiti Act Congresswoman Barbara Lee December 12, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2013 Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661 Washington, D.C. —Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee hailed the passage of her legislation, H.R. 3509, the Assessing Progress in Haiti Act of 2013, which would require a comprehensive report updating Congress on the progress of the post-earthquake humanitarian, reconstruction, and development efforts in Haiti. The bipartisan H.R. 3509 is similar to previous legislation introduced by Congresswoman Lee and is aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the U.S. Government’s aid efforts in Haiti. The most recent bill takes into account the recommendations made by a recent GAO report and reinstitutes a more robust and comprehensive State Department reporting requirement. This […]

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