Maryland Voices Dissect Foreign Aid Cuts | WYPR

Maryland Voices Dissect Foreign Aid Cuts

Mar 8, 2017

Catholic Relief Services' "Feed the Future Zambia Mawa Project"

President Trump’s plan to cut diplomacy and foreign-aid budgets by more than a third has drawn a sharp push back from many former diplomats, retired generals, international aid advocates and members of Congress--including some Republicans. The chairman of a key Senate appropriations subcommittee called the idea “dead on arrival.” We’ll ask Bill O’Keefe, Vice President for Advocacy at Catholic Relief Services, and retired Army Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum what they think would result from deep cuts in foreign aid.