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Good News for Haiti: Bush signs HOPE Trade and Tax Bill called Haitian Hemispheric partnership through opportunity (HOPE) Act
Dec 10, 2006 --

 


 In December, President Bush made the passage of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Enhancement (HOPE) bill official. Congress passed the Haiti Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act December 9 in the final hours of the 109th Congress. The HOPE Act grants preferential access to Haitian exports for entry into the U.S. market. The ELCA joined with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Episcopal Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church to support the legislation