- President Trump's budget proposal greatly reduces the amount of international food aid given by the United States to other countries
- Sen. Jerry Moran: This is a mistake because this aid serves American security interests by promoting a more peaceful and stable world
Jerry Moran is a United States Senator for Kansas and a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He serves as co-chair of the Senate Hunger Caucus and formerly chaired the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, which allocates funding for certain USAID and USDA global food programs. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)Regardless of faith, ethnicity or class, each of us is taught at a young age that it is our duty to help those in need. Americans take that moral responsibility to heart. As individuals, we help our neighbors. Through churches and local organizations, we feed our communities. And as a country, America leads the world in providing food for millions of people in need of assistance.