Skip to main content

Congress slams Trump proposal to reduce military aid

Key lawmakers of both parties vow to fight effort to shift aid from grants to loans.
Read in 

President Donald Trump's budget blueprint is running into a buzzsaw of opposition from lawmakers who fear it would hamstring US diplomatic tools, particularly in the Middle East.

House and Senate members of both parties have vowed to prevent the president's proposed 28% cut to the State Department and foreign aid. But they also object to a specific provision to convert some military assistance from grants to loans.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.