Sam Worthington, CEO of InterAction issued the following statement in response to the administration’s announcement to not cut foreign aid:
“Throughout the past two weeks, InterAction and our members have collaborated in multiple ways and at various times in response to the administration’s announcement to put a hold on congressionally approved foreign aid funds and a possible rescission of funds.
“Today, we received the excellent news that OMB’s rescission attempt to cut foreign aid is over.
“Foreign aid will continue to deliver. Data tells us that America’s small investment has worked. Global poverty is at an all-time low, hunger has been cut in half, and safe water is increasingly available.
“InterAction would like to thank House and Senate Republican and Democratic leaders for their bipartisan support for U.S. foreign assistance and thank you to our members for ensuring that America continues to help transform lives around the world. ”