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House Bill Would Cut State Department Funding By 14 Percent (The Hill)
July 12, 2017
From the article:
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday proposed a spending bill that would cut 14 percent at the State Department in fiscal 2018 from current levels...
International development experts also voiced concern that the cuts risked damaging U.S. standing in the world.
“The evidence shows that U.S. taxpayers support effective foreign assistance programs, but serious reform efforts aimed at greater effectiveness and efficiency will be undermined if budget cuts of this sort mark the starting point,” said Scott Morris, the Director of the US Development Policy Initiative at the Center for Global Development.