U.S. Congress Should Continue Leadership On Food Security, Reject Cuts To Foreign Aid
The Hill: Let’s not roll back bipartisan progress on global food security
Judith Rowland, U.S. policy and advocacy manager at Global Citizen
“…Laws like the Global Food Security Act are strong examples of bipartisan efforts to help modernize America’s foreign assistance programs. But, these efforts to make government more efficient could be nullified should the draconian cuts to foreign assistance proposed by the White House this May be enacted. … The imminent need for famine response and increased investment in food security initiatives that can promote resilience and prevent future disasters is profoundly clear. … As one of the largest national donors to global food security initiatives, the United States must continue to lead. Rejecting President Trump’s cuts to foreign aid is a critical first step. … [F]oreign assistance saves lives, builds economies, and keeps us safe here at home…” (7/18).