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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “lying through [his] teeth” when he says China is investing in impoverished countries in order to gain control of strategic ports and other infrastructure, a Beijing-based diplomat argued Monday.
President Donald Trump’s proposal for his Cabinet secretaries to cut five percent of their budgets has the support of a Republican representing parts of North Florida in Congress.
President Trump, seeking to counter China’s growing geopolitical influence, is embracing a major expansion of foreign aid that will bankroll infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and the Americas — throwing his support behind an initiative he once sought to scuttle.
President Trump should rebuff South Korean and North Korean calls for an ‘end-of-war declaration' in the early stages of denuclearization negotiations, in the judgment of one senior Republican lawmaker.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, scored a win this week as his proposal reforming how the federal government manages international development finances is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk.
WASHINGTON — The co-chairs of the United States Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance made a strong case for bipartisan support of foreign assistance programs the day after President Donald Trump questioned the return of aid investments in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly.
Must-pass FAA bill includes ‘Build Act,’ a bid to counter China’s influence by bolstering development financing
WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a must-pass piece of legislation that includes a provision that would dramatically bolster American funding of global infrastructure and development projects.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the main U.S. agency for aiding developing country infrastructure projects said on Monday the ability to extend funding for such investments is expected to double if new legislation is approved by the U.S. Congress.
Go with the ‘Goldilocks approach.’
The evidence collected by Special Counsel Robert Mueller—and others—have revealed that Russia clearly attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election, although the efficacy of that effort may be subject to debate.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s latest agreement with South Korean President Moon Jae-in shouldn’t lead to any sanctions relief, a top Republican lawmaker urged Wednesday.
“Maximum pressure campaign should proceed,” House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce tweeted.