Panelists, U.S. Representatives Largely Support Maintaining Foreign Assistance During House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing
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“The House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday indicated that the majority of members oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts and believe that, while reforms are needed, U.S. foreign assistance should not be slashed. During the hearing, only one member of Congress came out vocally in support of the proposed … budget cuts: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California, cheered Trump’s proposal. … While several other members questioned the efficacy of certain investments or the way they are made, they mostly spoke in favor of maintaining a robust foreign affairs budget as an instrument of national security…” (Saldinger, 3/29).