After returning from a congressional trip to Haiti, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is urging the continued assistance for the country.

“[The situation] has improved significantly due partly to our government, but more, probably, because of what regular people have done to assist Haiti, but it’s not all the way back yet,” Brown said.

Brown traveled to Haiti on a congressional trip orchestrated by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Va.) in February, said Lauren Kulik, press secretary for Brown. The congressman reviewed US relief efforts and met with government officials to discuss Haiti’s transition to a stable democracy.

Brown also visited children who are benefitting from the work being done by McGovern-Dole — a US Department of Agriculture program that helps support education, child development and food security in the world’s poorest countries.

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