43 U.S. Senators Sign Open Letter Supporting Foreign Aid Spending
Humanosphere: More than 40 senators defend foreign aid budget in open letter
“Forty-three senators signed an open letter to the four senators leading federal budget negotiations, asking them to protect the foreign aid budget. Members from both major parties requested ‘robust funding’ for the international affairs budget — home to diplomatic and foreign aid spending. The letter comes just days after a Trump administration budget document was leaked, showing proposals that would make deep cuts to foreign aid programs and shift of money away from the U.S. aid agency (USAID) to the State Department…” (Murphy, 4/28).