Trump Administration Drops Plan To Rescind Unobligated U.S. Foreign Assistance Funding

Devex: White House abandons plan to rescind billions in U.S. foreign aid
“Facing broad pushback, both from within the administration and from lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the White House abandoned its plan to rescind unobligated foreign assistance funding on Tuesday, according to sources with knowledge of the decision…” (Igoe, 8/29).

Washington Post: Administration decides not to roll back foreign aid funds
“…The Office of Management and Budget, which had considered taking back more than $3 billion in unspent foreign aid as the fiscal year nears an end, notified members of Congress on Tuesday that the rollback will not occur, according to congressional aides. Only foreign aid from the budgets for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development were targeted. The decision quashed for now a freeze on funds that the State Department and USAID had not already obligated…” (Morello/Werner, 8/28).

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