US Lawmakers Criticize Proposed Cuts to US Foreign Aid, Diplomacy

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo defended President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to diplomacy and foreign aid from strong criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers in hearings Wednesday. The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Elliot Engel told Pompeo the president’s budget was “dead” as soon as it arrived on Capitol Hill. VOA’s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from the State Department.