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Aid Advocates Worry About U.S. Senate’s Proposed Cuts To International Affairs Spending

Devex: U.S. aid groups brace for ‘dangerous’ Senate budget proposal
“The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to propose cuts to international affairs base spending for fiscal year 2015 on Thursday, according to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a group that advocates for more active U.S. international engagement. The committee will reportedly propose to cut base spending for ongoing international affairs programs and move additional money into the ‘overseas contingency operations’ budget, which funds stabilization and reconstruction programs in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and a few other countries…” (Igoe, 5/22).