Function 150 - International Affairs
Reduce Funding for International Affairs Programs
CBO periodically issues a compendium of policy options (called Options for Reducing the Deficit) covering a broad range of issues, as well as separate reports that include options for changing federal tax and spending policies in particular areas. This option appears in one of those publications. The options are derived from many sources and reflect a range of possibilities. For each option, CBO presents an estimate of its effects on the budget but makes no recommendations. Inclusion or exclusion of any particular option does not imply an endorsement or rejection by CBO.
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The budget for international affairs funds diplomatic and consular programs, global health initiatives, security assistance, and other programs. Most funding for international affairs programs is administered by the Department of State or the Agency for International Development.
This option would reduce the total international affairs budget by 25 percent.