“A strong, bipartisan coalition in Congress has already acted once to stop deep cuts to the State Department and Agency for International Development that would have undermined our national security. This year, we will act again. As I’ve said, diplomacy helps keep America strong and our troops out of combat."
Congressman Ed Royce (R-California)
Murphy is also the author of “Rethinking the Battlefield,” a comprehensive proposal containing specific recommendations to dramatically increase the United States’ non-military footprint abroad by nearly doubling the U.S. foreign affairs budget – including the State Department and USAID – with an emphasis on funding for international development, additional foreign service officers, anti-corruption efforts, countering propaganda, crisis response, and humanitarian relief.
Chris Murphy (D -Connecticut)
It is “very foolish from a security standpoint to cut diplomacy and foreign aid.”