U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Faces Resistance From House Representatives On Trump Administration’s Proposed Cuts To Foreign Affairs Budget
Devex: U.S. House hearings push Tillerson on budget, staff, and policy
“…During his second day on Capitol Hill, Rex Tillerson defended [the] Trump administration’s foreign affairs budget proposal and foreign policy priorities [in the House]. The former oil company executive faced stiff resistance to his message that the U.S. can enhance the effectiveness of its international engagement while cutting foreign affairs spending by [more than 30] percent. Most representatives — both Democrats and Republicans — expressed concern about what many see as the administration’s de-prioritization of American diplomacy and development…” (Igoe, 6/15).