Schumer Statement On President Trump Backing Away From Rescission Threat

August 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s reversal on his plan to cut $4 billion in foreign aid:

“It is a good thing that President Trump has backed off his rescission threat. The power of the purse is one of Congress’s most fundamental responsibilities. I hope he has learned the lesson not to play games with the budget. “