WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 — Today, American Bar Association President Hilarie Bass sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees urging them to keep essential funding for democracy, rights and governance programming in the FY2018 Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs bill and the supplemental appropriations request.
The full letter can be found here.
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