The White House has abandoned the plan to cut foreign aid by $ 4 billion bypassing Congress, CNN reported referring to the sources, NYT reported.
According to them, it was President Donald Trump who decided to abandon this intention. This move represents another change in the White House’s policy on a major political front.
The planned package of the abolition of foreign aid was faced with opposition from the legislators of both parties.
According to the official, the president made it clear that the foreign aid is too great, and they should manage American money wisely, so he asked the administration to find options to cut costs. There are people in the Capitol who do not want to participate in containing wasteful spending.
The Trump administration seeks to reduce useless expenses and make foreign aid more dependent on support for US policy. White House officials believed that they had the right to cancel funds already allocated without Congress approval.