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The Game Plan

THE GAME PLAN RESOLVE Here's the map of actions that demonstrate how Congress develops the budget, and how you can make sure it includes the resources needed to end LRA atrocities. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA The President submitted his budget request to Congress in February, which included his recommendations for foreign aid. For the first time, it recommended setting funds aside to help end LRA atrocities and support the rehabilitation of affected communities. SENATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Each Member of Congress reviews the President's request, and then sends the subcommittees a list of their desired changes and additions. - Advocates Role - Through the petition, phone calls, and lobby meetings, you ask your Members of Congress to sign a letter addressed to the leaders of the foreign aid subcommittees, requesting that funds to end LRA abductions and atrocities be included in the budget. SENATE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE SUBCOMMITTEE LINDSEY GRAHAM KAY GRANGER Republican | South Carolina Republican | Texas This is where the real action is. The House and Senate subcommittees that deal specifically with foreign aid budgeting -- led by their most senior Democrat and Republican -- review the President's request as well as the suggestions of other Senators and Representatives. Then, they draft a budget bill that will be voted upon. PATRICK LEAHY Democrat | Vermont NITA LOWEY Democrat | New York - Advocates Role - Together, we execute campaigns targeting the leaders of these subcommittees, so that they know that American citizens and Members of Congress are united in their desire to secure funding for efforts to end LRA atrocities. APPROPRIATIONS APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE COMMITTEE The full appropriations committees, led by the Chairpeople, vote to approve what the subcommittee decided. DAN INOUYE HAL ROGERS Chairperson Democrat | Hawaii Chairperson Republican | Kentucky - Advocates Role- If we convince the leaders of the subcommittees to make this a priority, we must also then ensure the leaders of the full Appropriations Committee are on board and don't strip out the funding we are fighting for. SENATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES The full House and Senate then vote on the budget bills. RECONCILIATION OF THE BILLS A handful of senators and representatives are selected to iron out the differences between the House and the Senate versions of the foreign aid budget. - Advocates Role - The date of this step is unknown, but when it comes we will have to act fast to make sure that any compromise between the House and Senate versions of the budget bill still protect funds to end LRA violence. Stay tuned; we'll keep you posted If the House and Senate agree on a final version of the bill, the President must sign it into law. Its provisions will go into effect in October, the beginning of our country's fiscal year. We won't know if we succeed until he puts pen to paper.

The Game Plan

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We believe that the only reason to start something is to finish it. We want to know the systems and be quick to respond throughout the budgeting process to ensure communities in central Africa can liv...




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