At a Glance: FY 2018 Budget Resources & Member Insights

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Updated: June 2, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23 the White House released its budget plan for fiscal year 2018, which proposed slashing funding for effective, life-saving programs that help create a safer and more secure world. InterAction joined 82 member organizations in a statement calling on members of Congress to sustain support for a robust International Affairs budget in FY2018. See more information on InterAction's recommendations for funding poverty-fighting accounts in Choose to Invest FY2018.

Below, InterAction collected other online resources – including press statements, letters, blog articles, and policy briefs– from across its membership as a one-stop resource for members of the press, policymakers, the NGO community, and others working on the budget.

InterAction members who would like to contribute material can post their content via the membership login page. Additional questions on how to contribute blogs, events, and member news can be directed to communications@interaction.org.

Member Responses & Resources

Below is a collection of links to letters, statements, and reactions from InterAction members.

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November 14, 2017
On November 15, InterAction’s Public Policy Committee held it's third foreign assistance advocacy day. InterAction members met with 13 House and Senate congressional offices, advocating for a robust international affairs budget that helps fund life-saving and poverty-reducing international affairs programming. InterAction later moderated a panel...
July 10, 2017

We, the undersigned humanitarian and development non-governmental organizations and partners, share a commitment to alleviating human suffering to make the world a more peaceful, just, democratic, and prosperous place. As organizations working in the humanitarian space in nearly every country on the planet, we represent American citizens’...
June 15, 2017
On behalf of our nearly 190 member organizations, InterAction signed on to the following statement in connection to the proposed International Affairs budget for Fiscal Year 2018. 
New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance
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Issue Briefs, Letters & Reports

Blogs

House Foreign Assistance Advocacy Day

On July 26, InterAction’s Public Policy Committee led its second Foreign Assistance Advocacy Day.  InterAction members met with nearly twenty House congressional offices, advocating for the importance of a robust FY18 international affairs budget and a strong and independent USAID. The group also reiterated that any efforts to make organizational changes to USAID and the Department of State must be thoughtful and strategic. This approach is essential to ensure effective and efficient US development and diplomacy programs abroad.

InterAction Spring Lobby Day

On May 25, 2017, InterAction’s Public Policy Committee led a delegation of nearly 50 InterAction members and other leaders in the international development and humanitarian communities to Capitol Hill.

What We Do Overseas Determines How Well We Live Here

On March 16, the Administration released topline details for its FY18 budget, which included a 31 percent cut to the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The international development community is reeling from the notion of ending programs that save lives, keep America safe, promote economic development, and demonstrate moral leadership in the world. 

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