June 13, 2020
5 reasons Congress must act urgently on the global response to COVID-19 (The Hill)
While the number of new global COVID-19 cases has hit an all-time high, Congress has thus far only set aside one-tenth of one percent of all COVID-19 funding to helping low- and middle-income countries tackle this once-in-a-century threat. With another round of supplemental COVID-19 legislation taking shape in Congress, now is the time to make major investments in preventing a catastrophe overseas.
In a typical year, the U.S. commits about one percent of federal resources to international assistance — a modest, high-value investment. Why are we only committing a fraction of that now? A pandemic by definition is a global outbreak, and our success keeping Americans safe from future spikes of the disease depends on containing it globally.
Read the full article by Chris Collins in The Hill.