InterAction: Online Tool Provides Analysis on FY2017 U.S. Foreign Operations Budget Priorities

NGO Alliance Relaunches Choose to Invest – A Guide to FY17 Development and Humanitarian Relief Recommendations.
Release Date: 
Jun 27, 2016

WASHINGTON – Congressional leaders are working to finalize the U.S. State and Foreign Operations Budget for FY2017 with a mark-up in the Senate Appropriations State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28 and full Senate Appropriations Committee mark-up scheduled for June 29. House committee action is expected to follow the week of July 5. This will be the final budget for the Obama administration and an important demonstration of congressional priorities on current global development and humanitarian relief challenges.

To provide a constructive framework for Congressional debates over U.S. Foreign Operations funding levels, InterAction annually publishes Choose to Invest – a special online tool featuring a detailed account-by-account funding recommendation across more than 35 U.S. international development and humanitarian response programs. Each budget account profile includes:

InterAction has recently relaunched Choose to Invest with a new, print-friendly PDF summary for each budget account as part of its ongoing efforts to increase the accessibility and reach of the tool. InterAction experts are also available, upon request, to members of the media for comment and analysis on press questions related to development and humanitarian relief priorities in the FY 2017 U.S. foreign operations budget.


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