August 9, 2019
WASHINGTON –The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition President and CEO Liz Schrayer released the following statement on the letter sent by the leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees to the Administration’s Office of Budget and Management (OMB):
At a time of unparalleled partisan gridlock, hats off to top Republican and Democratic foreign policy leaders who have come together with a strong bipartisan message to OMB – don’t pull back America’s footprint around the world.
Whether it’s competing with China, fighting Ebola, or countering Russia, it’s no surprise that these powerful lawmakers are raising deep concerns about slashing our nation’s development and diplomacy programs. I certainly take Congress at their word that they’ll use every available tool to stop cuts to the State Department and USAID.
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.