March 7, 2008
Put in perspective, the Senate Budget Resolution is the largest total dollar and percentage decrease from the Administration’s request in over a decade.
The USGLC expressed great concern and disappointment over the inadequate funding for these vital programs, particularly with respect to the Senate Budget Committee’s allocation. The House and Senate are expected to debate their respective Concurrent Budget Resolutions during the week of March 10. Our best opportunity to restore funding for the International Affairs Budget is during consideration of the Senate Budget Resolution. We are working closely with our Senate champions to urge them to introduce an amendment during floor debate to restore full funding for the International Affairs Budget.