As the U.S. Congress debates the fourth COVID-19 emergency supplemental package, Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Rabin Martin CEO, and George Ingram, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development at The Brookings Institution, urge leaders to prioritize funding international development initiatives. “The scale of the current crisis demands urgent action in the short term, but action to build resilience in global supply chains and health systems for the long term. While domestic needs are paramount, the U.S. must also meet our international responsibilities. As legislation moves in the coming weeks, the congressional committees with international jurisdiction—House Foreign Affairs and Financial Services committees, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, House and Senate foreign operations appropriations subcommittees—need ways to quickly tap into the relevant expertise as to how best to deploy American financial and technical assets.”
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