Rebecca lobbies the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch on funding and policy around international family planning and reproductive health. Her issue portfolio includes promoting family planning in the context of foreign assistance and development initiatives, including access to these services in emergency and conflict settings, and in situations of gender-based violence. Rebecca holds an undergraduate degree in international relations from Michigan State University and is currently working on a master’s degree at George Washington University, where she is studying international affairs and global health.
Rebecca Dennis, Legislative Policy Analyst
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In January, the government of Zambia approved its first-ever budget line for reproductive health supplies, including contraceptives. The government allocated $9.3 million for fiscal year 2014 to supplies—a major achievement for Zambian reproductive health advocates. Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia … Continue Reading →
Today, Michelle Obama joins other First Ladies in Tanzania for a summit focusing on women’s education, health and economic empowerment. It’s a gathering of powerful women in a place where too many young women still lack the power to determine the course … Continue Reading →
Yesterday, the Senate passed a two-year, bipartisan budget agreement (H.J. Res. 59) that sets the stage for the negotiation of final fiscal year 2014 appropriations. While it is too early to tell what the specific implications may be for international family … Continue Reading →