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Devex Examines Potential Impact Of ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Legislation On Foreign Aid

“Now that U.S. President Barack Obama … has signed hard-fought legislation to avert the much-dreaded fiscal cliff, details are emerging on what its impact may be on foreign aid spending,” Devex reports. The news service adds, “The quick answer: It’s not entirely clear.” Devex quotes an analysis written by Jeremy Kadden, senior legislative manager for InterAction, and comments made by Jordie Hannum, director of the Better World Campaign, who spoke with the U.N. Dispatch about the legislation. The news service notes, “Negotiations on the fiscal 2013 budget will start earnestly later this month after President Barack Obama unveils his spending proposal” (Rosenkranz, 1/4).