Sen. Rand Paul Continues Objection To Global Fragility Act To Coordinate Whole-Of-Government Approach To Fragile States

Devex: Global Fragility Act faces one remaining roadblock
“One of the two Republican senators that had been preventing the Global Fragility Act from passing the Senate has lifted his hold on the bill as advocates remain cautiously optimistic it will be approved before the end of the year. Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Idaho, who had been preventing the bill from being approved through the legislative process called ‘hotlining,’ has removed his opposition. The legislation, which would coordinate the U.S. around a whole-of-government approach to dealing with fragile states, has already been passed by the House. On Monday during an event in his home state of Delaware, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, one of the Global Fragility Act’s cosponsors, identified the senator with a remaining objection as Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky…” (Welsh, 10/29).

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