ON DEVELOPMENT | Destabilizing Rescissions to Foreign Aid Funds Reportedly Halted | MFAN

August 29, 2018

The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network applauds the efforts of Congress and development champions to safeguard predictability for U.S. assistance programs by helping to prevent what would have been an unprecedented, unilateral move by the Trump administration to cancel already appropriated funds without Congressional review.

Source: Destabilizing Rescissions to Foreign Aid Funds Reportedly Halted | MFAN

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