Sen Baldwin Prevents Trump Admin Efforts to Eliminate LGBTI Rights as U.S. Foreign Policy Priority 

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin successfully fought to include an amendment to the FY 2018 State Department appropriations legislation to prevent the elimination of two critical offices for ensuring LGBTI rights are a U.S. foreign policy priority.

…Senator Baldwin’s amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 State Department funding bill prevented the elimination of the Office of the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons within the State Department, which facilitates high-level, bilateral engagement on LGBTI rights, and the LGBTI Portfolio within USAID, which coordinates and leads USAID’s efforts to support inclusive, culturally-specific development efforts that respect and further the human rights of LGBTI people. Both programs have been restored to current funding levels.

Sen Baldwin Prevents Trump Admin Efforts to Eliminate LGBTI Rights as U.S. Foreign Policy Priority | National | News | SFGN Articles

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