March 7, 2019
WASHINGTON – The USGLC President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on the bicameral introduction of the Global Fragility Act:
The introduction of the Global Fragility Act in the House and Senate marks another smart and game-changing bipartisan bill to strengthen America’s development and diplomacy programs. This legislation is particularly important for driving a more targeted and comprehensive approach to tackle the root causes of extremism, famine, and displacement. A pound of prevention is worth an ounce of a cure.
A big shout out to all the lawmakers who are championing this issue: Senators Coons, Graham, Merkley, Rubio, and Young; Chairman Engel and Ranking Member McCaul; Reps. Smith, Wagner, Keating, and Rooney.
This action continues a drumbeat of global development legislation that have recently been signed law to advance America’s security, economic, and humanitarian interests around the world. It is now time to prioritize prevention strategies.
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.