Mar 16 2017
WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, Chairman House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations released the following statement regarding President Trump's proposed budget cuts.
“The United States has a vital role to play in advancing democracy, protecting the innocent, helping the displaced and vulnerable, and offering diplomatic solutions to crises, unrest, and other challenges abroad. While I am pleased that the President’s budget signals that we need an aggressive plan to fight ISIS, I also believe the approach needs to be comprehensive in scope – including not just military engagement, but also the full and responsible use of all diplomatic tools at our disposal. Once the full budget picture emerges in the weeks ahead, I look forward to working with Secretary of State Tillerson and my colleagues in Congress to ensure that the necessary resources are available to fulfill these goals.”