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Jersey City, New Jersey Police Officer Melvin Santiago July 25, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"And that’s just the way it is."
Energy Action Team July 22, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"And that’s just the way it is."
Interaction July 17, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, Amarech Mana is a 28-year old mother living in a small Ethiopian village, hundreds of miles from the capital. She does her best to care for her sick child who is crying out in pain. She knows he needs water to survive, but she worries that the very water she uses to quench his thirst is filled with the very bugs that made him sick in the first place. This story is an all too common one when 884 million people around the world do not have access to clean water. Coordinating and uniting the action of over 180 organizations, InterAction is helping poor people like Amarech around the world. InterAction is working to encourage transparency on foreign aid projects. InterAction’s NGO Map collects project-level information to disseminate to donors, businesses, government, and the public. It is also working to push for new laws that require tougher evaluations of foreign aid projects. If we are not evaluating projects than we do not know what is sustainable or even making a difference over the short term. InterAction’s mission is to uphold human rights and ensure human dignity for the poor. It knows that the best way to accomplish this mission is to focus on sustainability. For example, InterAction not only helps dig wells to give poor people clean water but then teaches individuals how to fix the well when it breaks. This gives them the skills and opportunity to improve their own standard of living, long after InterAction and its partners are gone. Water, sanitation, and hygiene are just some of the issues that InterAction addresses to improve the quality of life in the world’s poorest communities. At the end of the day, InterAction doesn’t just improve the social and economic circumstances of the poor. It gives hope. Amarech Mana once feared for her son’s life. Now she can hold him and enjoy the clean water supply provided by Concern Worldwide, a partner in the InterAction nonprofit community. The water supply serves 1,000 households in the area. Children no longer have to trek for hours to get water before going to school. And they don’t have to miss countless days of school due to dehydration or dysentery. InterAction is a testament to the positive change U.S.-based NGO partnerships are making throughout the world. I look forward to working with InterAction to ensure our foreign aid is transparent and rigorously evaluated so our taxpayer dollars can make a meaningful and lasting difference. And that’s just the way it is."
The Bandits Of Hamas Keep On Shooting July 15, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"And that’s just the way it is."
Stephen, Katie, Cassidy, Bryan, Emily, Rebecca, And Zach Stay July 11, 2014
Ted Poe, R-TX
"And that’s just the way it is."

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