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White House Submits FY17 Reduction Options to Congress

The White House submitted proposed cuts for FY17 to Congress on March 24, 2017. These proposed cuts would be used to offset the Administration’s FY17 supplemental funding request, which was included in its FY18 “skinny budget” request released on March 16, 2017 (see Table 4 in the budget blueprint) which…

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White House Proposes FY17 Cuts To NIH, PEPFAR In Near-Term Spending Bill; Congress Members Show Little Support

Bloomberg: White House Proposes Large Cuts to NIH Research This Year “President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed cutting $1.23 billion this fiscal year from research funded by the National Institutes of Health, according to a White House document sent to congressional appropriators. The reduction is part of $18 billion in…

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In Testimony To U.S. House Subcommittee, Experts Express Concerns Over Proposed Cuts To Programs Providing East African Food, Humanitarian Assistance; Rep. Smith Pledges Continued Funding

VOA News: Experts Concerned by Potential Cuts to Lifesaving USAID Programs “A U.S. congressional committee heard complaints Tuesday that USAID programs are at risk of getting ‘slashed’ or ‘eliminated’ under the proposed budget from the White House, during a time when the threat of famine in East Africa is the…

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Panelists, U.S. Representatives Largely Support Maintaining Foreign Assistance During House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

Devex: House Foreign Affairs committee seeks input on budget cuts “The House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday indicated that the majority of members oppose President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts and believe that, while reforms are needed, U.S. foreign assistance should not be slashed. During the hearing, only one…

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About 22M Children In Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen At Risk Of Starvation Without Aid, UNICEF Warns

U.N. News Centre: Around 22 million children could soon starve without urgent aid, UNICEF warns “Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) [Tuesday] warned, urgently calling for nearly $255 million to respond to immediate needs…

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Christian Principles Support Case For Foreign Aid

Washington Post: The Christian, conservative case for foreign aid Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., and Sean Callahan, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services “…[The U.S. government] plays a critical role in fulfilling the moral responsibility of all Americans to help those less fortunate. … Yet now, President…

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U.S. Congress Should Recognize Fogarty International Center’s Impact On Global Health, Protect Its Funding

STAT: This NIH program is crucial to global health. And its future is in danger Arthur L. Reingold, professor and division head of the Department of Epidemiology and distinguished chair emeritus in global public health and infectious diseases at the University of California, Berkeley, and Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair…

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Trump Administration Should Streamline, Reorganize U.S. Foreign Policy, Assistance While Ensuring U.S. Continues Global Influence

Forbes: Absolutely Reorganize, But Don’t Break Foreign Assistance Daniel Runde, William Chreyer chair and director of the Project on U.S. Leadership and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies “…President Trump … announced a potential reorganization of federal agencies, including the State Department and USAID. … Several principles…

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Both Political Will, Foreign Assistance Critical To Address Underlying Causes Of Conflict, Humanitarian Crises

IRIN: Famine in Somalia: Twice in six years? Daniel Maxwell, Henry J. Leir professor in food security at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and acting director of the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, and colleagues “…Humanitarian budgets have grown in recent years, but have not kept…

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MFAN Releases Statement On Expansion Of Congressional Caucus For Effective Foreign Assistance

Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: Sens. Isakson and Coons Lead Senate Expansion of Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance This statement, delivered on behalf of MFAN by co-chairs George Ingram and Connie Veillette, discusses the expansion of the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance to the Senate. “MFAN looks forward to…

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