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US Seeks Flexibility with Shrinking Foreign Aid Budget

The U.S. State Department will be working with $46.2 billion in funding next year under President Barack Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, a slight decrease from this year. The proposal includes cuts to foreign aid. The spending plan’s release is already having an impact on how diplomats look to distribute it.   State Department officials point out that their funding request amounts to only about one percent of the overall U.S. budget. But a still-struggling U.S....

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