Foreign Aid: A Cut-Down Bill


Mauled and mutilated, slashed and sneered at, halt and hamstrung, the foreign aid authorization bill finally passed the U.S. Senate by a vote of 63 to 17. Missing was some $800 million from the Administration's request of $4.5 billion. Added was a spate of specified restrictions as to how, and for what reasons, the Administration could expend foreign aid funds.

A Bitter Protest. Facing the prospect of that slash, President Kennedy bitterly protested to his press conference: "If there are failures in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, and South Viet Nam and Laos, it is usually not a...

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