Trump Administration Freezes, Orders Review Of Foreign Aid Funds In Several Areas, Including Global Health
Washington Post: Foreign aid funds put on hold for review
“The Trump administration has temporarily frozen and ordered a review of several key foreign aid funds that Congress has already approved, in a move that critics fear could lead to another attempted rollback of foreign aid. The Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development on Saturday, notifying them of the action, which took effect one minute before midnight that day. … The letter, viewed by The Washington Post, lists eight areas that cover a variety of assistance: international organizations; peacekeeping operations and activities; international narcotics control and law enforcement; development aid; assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia; economic support funding; foreign military financing programs; and global health programs. … Trump has proposed steep cuts in foreign aid in all of his budget requests, but Congress has restored the funding…” (Morello/Demirjian, 8/5).