Sen. Ben Cardin Talks About U.S. Foreign Aid Budget In Devex Interview
Devex: Senator Cardin blames Congress for U.S. aid’s ‘budget disaster’
“The federal budget process has been a ‘disaster,’ but don’t blame it all on President Donald Trump, Senator Ben Cardin told global development leaders in Washington, D.C., Tuesday. The Maryland democrat — an ardent supporter of U.S. foreign affairs programs — said he would accept a modest cut to diplomacy and development accounts if it meant the U.S. Congress would stop failing to pass annual budgets and falling back on continuing resolutions. Cardin, the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke to Devex President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar as part of a Devex conversation series with policymakers in global development…” (Igoe, 9/27).