What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : Poor People in Developing Countries : S. 925. Fiscal 2004 State Department Reauthorization/Vote to Authorize $100 Million in Economic Aid to Mexico. (2003 senate Roll Call 268)
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S. 925. Fiscal 2004 State Department Reauthorization/Vote to Authorize $100 Million in Economic Aid to Mexico.
senate Roll Call 268     Jul 10, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Win

During debate on a bill to reauthorize $27 billion for State Department operations and foreign assistance programs, Senator Reid (D-NV) introduced an amendment to authorize $100 million in 2004 for aid to Mexico. That money was targeted to develop small businesses, assist small farms and farmers hit by falling coffee prices, and strengthen private property ownership in rural communities. Progressives voted in support of Reid's proposal because, in their view, improving economic conditions in neighboring Mexico-and not waging wars on other continents-should be a major focus of U.S. foreign policy. Eight Republicans agreed with Reid's proposal and the measure was adopted 54-43 with the help of forty-five Democrats.

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