House Passes Foreign Policy Plan
July 21, 2005
Washington - Congressman Joe Pitts (R, PA-16) last night cast his vote in support of H.R. 2601, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2006 & 2007, which passed the House by a vote 351 to 78. The bill authorizes funding for the U.S. Department of State, U.S. international broadcasting activities, and security assistance to America 's allies.
"This bill addresses some of the key concerns I've had with our nation's foreign policy," said Congressman Pitts. "It reforms some of the bureaucracy, makes our commitment to victory in Iraq clear, strengthens efforts to communicate our values overseas, and clearly gives preference to democracies and democratic movements in identifying our allies. Also, the UN reform package in the bill will help overhaul an organization that has so much potential, but is mired in scandal and abuse."