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Washington, D.C.– House Foreign Affairs Committee Lead Republican Michael McCaul released a statement in response to the Biden administration’s decision to amend U.S. sanctions to reduce safeguards on humanitarian aid. 

“As a leading provider of humanitarian aid, the United States has a duty to ensure taxpayer dollars reach those who need it. By relaxing longstanding basic restrictions on the provision of aid to countries subject to U.S. sanctions, today’s action by the Biden administration increases the likelihood some of our assistance funding will go to designated terrorists, human rights abusers, and violent authoritarian regimes. I urge the administration to reverse this decision.”