Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Budget in Brief

CQ Newsroom, blogs.rollcall.com

Image from article, with caption: Eric Ueland, staff director for the Senate Budget Committee, hands out printed copies of the President’’s 2017 budget to staffers Tuesday in the Senate Budget Committee hearing room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Responding to threats from the Islamic State and Russia, caring for refugees and reducing migration from Central America are four of the major themes in the $50 billion budget request for the State Department and other international assistance. The budget seeks $4 billion to strengthen the ability of Middle Eastern partners  “for political, economic, public diplomacy… to build resilience and reduce vulnerabilities to Russian aggression among NATO allies and partner states in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia.” ...

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