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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 12:26 PM

OMB froze World Health Organization cash with same tactic used to 'illegally' halt Ukraine aid.

Source: Politico

The White House hit pause earlier this year on a $145 million pot of funds intended for the World Health Organization and other foreign assistance programs in a move that Democrats say mirrors the Trump administration’s decision to “illegally” freeze military aid to Ukraine.

That’s according to documents released on Friday by House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth, House Appropriations Chair Nita Lowey and House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney, which they obtained from the Office of Management and Budget.

The documents show that the agency used an apportionment footnote to hold up the money, requiring the State Department to produce a “written explanation” describing how the cash would be obligated in line with the president’s priorities. That footnote came as President Donald Trump sought to withdraw from WHO and halt funding for the organization.

“The Trump Administration’s rampant abuse of power has jeopardized our communities, subverted our democracy, violated our laws, and now it has undermined global efforts to fight the coronavirus,” Yarmuth, Lowey and Maloney said in a joint statement.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-omb-froze-world-health-organization-cash-with-same-tactic-used-to-illegally-halt-ukraine-aid/ar-BB1bd3JU?li=BBnb7Kz

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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 12:45 PM

1. Didn't work then. Won't work now. Jan 20 is looming for the White House.

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