Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement concerning unacceptable foreign aid commitments in the Continuing Resolution considered today in the House of Representatives:
"As my voting record to-date shows, I have acted time-and-again to ensure funding for critical federal obligations, but the tragic events of this week demand a review of our policies regarding foreign aid.
"Under the current circumstances and without the proper safeguards, it is absurd to commit American taxpayers to support foreign countries and entities that fail to secure our diplomats or are unapologetically hostile to our liberties or our allies abroad.
"Because the Continuing Resolution does not resolve my concerns with foreign aid, I could not support it at this time.
"It is my hope that when the short-term funding bill expires in six months' time Congress will take action to better control and restrict funding for objectionable foreign assistance."