March 5, 2020

USGLC CEO on Amendment to Cut Diplomacy and Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s President and CEO Liz Schrayer released on the following statement on Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to cut resources by 15% for the State Department, USAID, and other development agencies:

Today’s bipartisan rejection of dramatic cuts to the State Department and USAID was a resounding defeat for a proposal that is completely out of step with what is in the best interests of keeping Americans safe.

While the outcome of this vote was certainly not a surprise, it’s still incredibly troubling that in the midst of the global coronavirus outbreak we would even question the need for America to engage in the world.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition ( is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.