Don Kraus has submitted testimony to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State/Foreign Operations. The testimony focuses on the budget for FY12 and the need to maintain funding for international relations, focusing specifically on three accounts:
- Contributions to International Organizations (CIO)
- Contributions to International Peacekeeping (CIPA)
- and the Complex Crisis Fund (CCF)
The testimony asks the committee to meet the President's FY12 request funding levels for each of these accounts. Robust international relations funding is crucially important to America's ability to lead, to our national interests, and to our national security. As stated in the testimony:
"It is imperative that now, more than at any other point in the United States history, that it deploys sufficient resources to maintain its leadership within international organizations in order to work cooperatively with other nations in order to achieve our national goals."