For the second summer in a row, the Trump administration moved to retract billions of dollars in already appropriated aid funds. The proposal — and subsequent spending freeze on targeted accounts — prompted a renewed outcry from the global development community, with some NGOs considering legal action against the administration.
Devex Managing Editor Deborah Charles and Senior Reporter Michael Igoe dug into the political dynamics between the White House and Congress to share exclusive insights on the battle to protect aid budgets — and what precedent these repeated rescission attempts might set for the future of U.S aid.
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