WASHINGTON, May 8, 2003 ( – The U.S. House International Relations Committee passed by only one vote yesterday a measure to restore U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).  The UN group was denied funding after an official U.S. government investigation concurred with prior findings that UNFPA was in collusion with the coercive one-child population control policy in China which involves forced abortion and sterilization.  Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee who co-sponsored the measure which passed 23-22, is seeking $100 million over two years for UNFPA.  The measure is likely to receive heated debate on the House floor and a negative view from the President.  See coverage from the San Francisco Chronicle: