Urge your member of Congress to oppose cuts to the Complex Crises Fund
Background: On May 8, the administration released a proposal to rescind $15.4 billion in unobligated funds from Fiscal Year 2017. The request would take back $30 million in funding for the Complex Crises Fund (CCF), as part of a $334 million overall reduction to the international affairs budget. The CCF enables USAID and the State Department to support peacebuilding programs and psychosocial initiatives to address emerging and unforeseen crises.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) introduced a bill with the rescissions on May 9. It has been referred to the House Committee on Appropriations. Amidst rising levels of violence globally, cuts should not be made to peacebuilding and psychosocial initiatives that help prevent outbreaks of violence.
Faith reflection: "Be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain" (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Action: Take Action to oppose cuts to the Complex Crises Fund.