Published on December 14, 2012 at 1:48 AM
"Berman, who is leaving Congress after losing in the November elections, did recognize that the bill is not likely to be approved before the current session of the House of Representatives adjourns," and therefore would "have to be reintroduced in the 113th Congress," the blog notes (Mungcal, 12/13). "The United States is the world's largest donor nation," Reuters writes, noting that even though foreign assistance equals about one percent of the federal budget, "it is a favorite target of politicians who want to cut the budget further." Berman said, "Little by little, people are losing confidence in why we're giving foreign assistance and I think a serious effort to make it stronger and better and to have documents and to have transparency ... helps build support for it," according to Reuters (Zengerle, 12/12).
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