Congressional Hearings On Foreign Aid Set To Shed Light On Republican Members’ Views On Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts
Devex: Mapping Republican views on aid as budget discussions kick off in Congress
“Several hearings on foreign aid this week could offer the development community a hint of where members of Congress stand vis-a-vis the United States President Donald Trump administration’s proposed cuts to aid spending. Aid watchers are particularly interested in how Republican members of Congress question Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as he takes the stand in the coming days. The president’s ‘skinny’ budget has faced criticism from both sides of the aisle for its proposed drastic reduction to the aid budget. But it’s still unclear whether, where, and how much opposition there is in the Republican party to slashing foreign assistance…” (Saldinger, 6/13).