Reps. Engel, McCaul Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent Reprogramming Of Foreign Assistance To Central America
Devex: New House bill would prevent reprogramming of Central America funds
“Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel and Republican Rep. Michael McCaul on Thursday introduced legislation that authorizes $577 million in foreign assistance to Central America to address the root causes of migration and prohibits those funds from being reprogrammed, rescinded, or transferred. … Engel and McCaul are the chairman and ranking minority member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and both have been outspoken about the aid cutoff. They were visiting USAID programs in El Salvador on a bipartisan congressional delegation trip when they learned [President Trump] had decided to stop U.S. assistance to the Northern Triangle, and both have said that cutting off funds that are targeted at addressing the root causes of migration is counterproductive…” (Welsh, 5/10).