May 12, 2020
WASHINGTON – The President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Liz Schrayer, issued the following statement on the release of the latest House emergency COVID-19 funding package:
The absence of any new emergency funding in today’s House package for the international COVID-19 response is dangerous. As long as COVID-19 is spreading anywhere, Americans are at risk.
With the humanitarian crisis expanding to weak and fragile countries without the infrastructure to fight the deadly disease, it’s no surprise that there is growing bipartisan consensus among policymakers and voters for America to step up. The only way to fight a global pandemic is to confront it here at home and around the world in order to prevent a devastating rebound to our shores.
As negotiations on this next phase of emergency funding begin in earnest, we urge lawmakers in both chambers to include urgent and robust funding for the international response to COVID-19.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) 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.