Hearing the True Message of Trump’s Proposed Budget
By Karl Hofmann, President & CEO, PSI
The article below originally appeared on Devex.
The Trump administration’s proposed financial year 2018 budget has rightly and roundly been criticized for, among other things, dramatic reductions to the accounts that fund America’s role in the world, including development assistance or foreign aid.
Congressional opposition makes it likely that much of what Trump proposes will not become law. Still, the proposed aid cuts are jarring. Millions will suffer and many will die who otherwise could have been saved.
Members of Congress, aid practitioners and those who implement programs funded by the foreign aid accounts know two things about our investments abroad.
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