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Promoting Democracy Abroad

Freedom House hosted a panel event on Capitol Hill April 28th on U.S. Democracy Assistance with panelists from IRI, NDI, and a local Egyptian partner.  As Congress considers the FY 2012 budget for international affairs, Executive Director David J. Kramer pointed out that foreign assistance makes up 1% of the federal budget, and democracy funding is only 10% of that.  The panelists emphasized the importance of continued U.S. engagement on these issues, especially as people in the Middle East risk their lives for their personal freedoms.

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