U2 frontman Bono met with members of the US Congress this week (begs11DEC06) in a bid to promote his campaign against AIDS and poverty. The ONE singer scheduled a meeting with Democrat leaders, who control Congress, in Washington DC to garner financial support. A statement from Congress reads, "Speaker-designate NANCY PELOSI and incoming Majority Leader HARRY REID met with Bono to discuss the importance of increased funding for global AIDS and poverty initiatives." BONO visited the White House earlier this year (06) to lobby President George W Bush to pledge support for his altruistic campaign against world poverty and disease.