In the current tumultuous state of national affairs, many have lost sight of the important and valuable work that must be done overseas, particularly regarding COVID-19
What is infrequently recognized, by both citizens an... officials, is that an investment in global health security is an investment in U.S. national security. Our economic interests are at stake as previously developing economies take even larger hits than ours, closing markets for American products that have been growing for years.
I have been encouraging Rep. Antonio Delgado as well as Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to increase the international affairs budget to make an investment in global relief in addition to the domestic relief. The Borgen Project is an amazing nonprofit involved in tackling global poverty on all fronts, and it has been leading the charge to lobby congressional members nationwide on this issue.
Many do not believe foreign aid is a useful investment; to the contrary, it is a vital investment in ourselves. By creating a safer international system, we bolster our own national security, reduce the need for the U.S. to be a global policeman, and create opportunities for economic growth of our own.
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