U.S. Rep. Ami Bera Discusses Plans To Examine Trump Administration’s Efforts To Restrict Foreign Aid Funding In Devex Interview
Devex: Q&A: Can lawmakers get to the bottom of White House aid funding delays?
“U.S. lawmakers have expressed growing concern about President Donald Trump’s use of budget rules to restrict — or even retract — U.S. foreign aid funding. … In the House of Representatives, where Democrats are in the majority, lawmakers have pledged to use what authority they have to examine the administration’s foreign aid funding policies and to determine whether there has been an intentional, political effort to disrupt funding for certain countries and programs. One of those lawmakers is Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat from California who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight. Devex spoke with Bera about his plans to clarify why funding delays have occurred and what can be done about it…” (Igoe, 9/25).