February 2009: Making foreign aid appropriations requests to Congress
The new national intelligence director recently stated that the world financial crisis is a greater threat to our national security than terrorism. And the World Bank estimates that the financial crisis has pushed at least 100 million people back into poverty. Now is the time for the U.S. to step up its foreign assistance to reduce the growing risk of instability in poor nations, and to prevent world’s most vulnerable from falling off the edge of existence.
I can provide you with more information and a draft letter. Will you make these requests?