On March 11, President Donald Trump requested $40 billion for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) budget. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo released a statement on this budget request emphasizing that it upholds the President’s commitment to protect our country and put American interests first.
The @StateDept and @USAID budget request focuses resources on protecting U.S. citizens, increasing American prosperity, and supporting our allies and partners. It ensures we can deliver results for the American people and continue our mission as a force for good around the world.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) March 11, 2019
The FY 2020 budget request provides the necessary resources to protect United States citizens, increase American prosperity by utilizing foreign assistance to create the conditions that will expand opportunities for U.S. businesses, support our allies while asking other nations to do more, and advance a secure, prosperous world by assisting countries to become self-reliant economic and security partners.
This budget request focuses resources on providing better results for the American people. It supports effective American diplomacy, prioritizes embassy security and the protection of diplomats and staff, and provides support for strategic partners and diplomatic progress. It also makes programs more effective while increasing burden sharing in order to lessen the burden on American taxpayers and maximize global outcomes
In his statement, Secretary Pompeo underscored, "With the resources requested in the President’s FY 2020 budget, and through the strategic, efficient use of taxpayer dollars, the State Department and USAID are well positioned to deliver results for the American people and continue America’s enduring mission as a force for good around the world."
On March 11, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan delivered remarks at a press briefing on the President's budget request. The Deputy Secretary reiterated that the FY2020 Budget's funding level will position the United States protect our citizens at home and abroad, advance American prosperity and values, and support our allies and partners.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan: President @realDonaldTrump’s FY 2020 #budget is for $40 billion for the State Department and @USAID. With this funding level, we will protect our citizens at home and abroad, advance American prosperity and values, and support our allies and partners. pic.twitter.com/9CJEs4JbQf— Department of State (@StateDept) March 11, 2019
USAID Administrator Mark Green also delivered remarks at the press briefing, underscoring that the President's budget request, while fiscally conservative, will support the United States' goal of advancing countries on their journeys to self reliance.
For more information:
- Read more about the FY 2020 budget request here.