May 24, 2018

USGLC CEO Statement: Congress Stands Up for America’s Interests Around the World

WASHINGTON – The USGLC’s President and CEO Liz Schrayer issued the following statement on the release of the House and Senate 302(b) Fiscal Year 2019 funding allocations:

In a clear, bipartisan voice – Congress has once again soundly rejected dangerous proposals for America to withdraw from the world. By setting funding levels that ensure our nations civilian tools can deliver results for the American people, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees sent a strong message about what matters for our national security and economic interests.

We look forward to working with Congressional champions, led by Chairmen Graham and Rogers and Ranking Members Leahy and Lowey, to ensure resources for America’s International Affairs Budget keep pace with today’s growing threats.

Just this week, Secretary Pompeo declared: “I will ensure the State Department has every dollar it needs to achieve its mission around the world.” As we all know, the needs are great – and increasingly complex. From combatting terrorism and Ebola to competing in the world’s fastest growing markets, America must lead.

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.