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Millennium Challenge

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President Bush and Secretary of State Powell often promote the administration's Millennium Challenge Account, a proposal for aiding foreign countries committed to democracy and economic reform. But a year and a half after Mr. Bush announced the initiative and said it would ultimately amount to $5 billion a year in new foreign aid, the program hasn't been approved by Congress. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.