Speaking In Senate, Bono Urges Lawmakers To Consider Foreign Aid As National Security, Not Charity

Associated Press: U2’s Bono testifies before Congress on the refugee crisis
“U2 frontman Bono brought his star power to Capitol Hill Tuesday as he called on members of Congress to take swift action to deal with the global refugee crisis and violent extremism. In testimony before a Senate subcommittee, Bono drew a bleak picture as he described the flood of people fleeing their homes in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The human torrent threatens the very idea of European unity, he said, as he urged lawmakers to think of foreign aid as national security instead of charity…” (Lardner, 4/12).