Legislation Would Help Strengthen U.S. Foreign Aid

“In a time of tremendous budget uncertainty and rising calls to pull back from the world, the need for global engagement and leadership has never been more necessary,” Zach Silberman, policy manager at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), writes in the organization’s blog. He notes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) “has joined Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), and Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to co-sponsor bi-partisan legislation to ensure that U.S. assistance programs are effective in order to achieve the best return on investment for the American taxpayer.” Silberman continues, “With the threat of further budget cuts, this legislation is working to ensure that foreign assistance programs get the most bang for our buck. … And as we continue to see in the Philippines, the world is a better place when we bring our compassion and generosity to help those in need” (11/21).