Politico Op-Ed on Foreign Aid Budget Cuts

Rep. Nita Lowey, the ranking Democrat on the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee, published an op-ed in Politico arguing that while foreign aid should not be immune to spending cuts, drastic cuts in foreign aid through the State Department and USAID could have serious national security implications.

“It would be senseless to let our response to a fiscal challenge create a national security crisis. Now we must sit side by side, not as a gracious gesture but to do the difficult job of balancing our long-term economic prosperity with security imperatives we can’t afford to neglect.”

President Obama Releases the FY 2012 Budget

This afternoon, President Obama released the FY 2012 Budget.  Stay tuned to our blog as we keep you up-to-date on comments, press releases and Congressional hearings regarding the 2012 Budget. We welcome your comments regarding the budget, including defense funding and budget cuts.