February 2, 2021

USGLC CEO Statement on Global Response Funding in FY21 Budget Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on the inclusion of $10 billion in global response funding in a FY2021 Joint Budget Resolution filed yesterday.

As new COVID-19 variants spread to our shores, it’s clear that no one is safe until everyone is safe. That’s one of the many reasons the USGLC urges Congress to step up America’s international response to help contain the deadly virus and counter its catastrophic humanitarian impacts on hunger and poverty in fragile states.

Alongside the domestic response, Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have expressed strong support for a “robust, coordinated, and sufficiently resourced international response” to COVID-19. Getting this right is absolutely essential to America’s families and our health and economic recovery.

While there is more work to do to secure $20 billion in emergency resources currently needed for the international response, we are pleased the global response continues to be identified as a key U.S. priority and look forward to working with leaders in Congress and the Administration to build on this momentum.

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.