News Outlets Continue Coverage Of Trump Administration’s Freeze Of Foreign Aid Funds In Several Areas, Including Global Health
New York Times: U.S. Orders Freeze of Foreign Aid, Bypassing Congress
“The Trump administration has ordered the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development to freeze much of the remaining money for foreign aid this year, in a move that suggests the funding could be cut altogether. The decision, issued in a letter by the Office of Management and Budget, covers a broad range of foreign aid that Congress had already approved. It halted, as of Saturday, the agencies’ ability to distribute what the decision’s critics estimated to be $2 billion to $4 billion of funding…” (Wong, 8/7).
Reuters: Defying Congress, Trump administration looks to shift billions in foreign aid
“President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered a review of foreign aid that critics fear could lead to sharp cuts in funds for global health, peacekeeping, narcotics control, and other programs despite their having been approved by Congress. … Members of Congress, including some of Trump’s fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have been pushing back against repeated Trump administration efforts to cut the amount of money Washington spends on foreign aid…” (Zengerle/Wroughton, 8/6).