Katie Lee

Katie Lee is InterAction’s Policy Manager, where she leads international development and humanitarian policy and advocacy efforts with a focus on food and nutrition security, food aid reform and environmental issues.  She also directs budget and appropriations policy and advocacy toward Congress and the Administration, and has previously worked on humanitarian policy related to the Middle East, including Syria and West Bank/Gaza.  Prior to InterAction, Katie worked for over four years for Senator Lugar on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee staff where she focused on international development policy, including work on the Global Food Security Act.  Katie has a B.A. in Political Science and Theatre Studies, with a minor in English, from Duke University.  

 

 

Five Reasons to Pay Attention to the Global Food Security Act

As we celebrate World Food Day on October 16, it’s important to remember that globally, nearly 800 million people are still hungry.  Yet here in the United States, there is an opportunity for Congress to act in the fight against global hunger, malnutrition, and extreme poverty.  Passing the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 1567, S. 1252) is our chance. Here are five things you need to know about this important piece of legislation:

Progress on World Food Day: Food Security Legislation Moves Forward

Thursday, October 16, is World Food Day – an important occasion to reflect on the significant progress that has been made over the past decade toward fighting global hunger and malnutrition. The job, however, is far from done.

The Farm Bill & International Food Aid: What You Need to Know

The Senate and House have now both passed the farm bill, and President Obama is expected to sign it into law this week. This five-year bill, with wide-reaching domestic and international implications, includes key international food aid reforms. These reforms will enable U.S. food aid to go further – at no additional cost. Hundreds of thousands of additional children and families suffering from hunger and malnutrition worldwide will be reached as a result.

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