September 7, 2017
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on today’s vote on Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to offset Harvey disaster assistance by cutting funds for USAID:
“The Senate’s overwhelming 87-10 defeat of Senator Paul’s dangerous amendment to gut close to half of USAID’s budget makes clear that we must always care for our citizens in times of disaster without undercutting our security and economic interests around the world.”
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.