SPECIAL BRIEFING: Developments in U.S.-Egypt Aid Relationship

Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Unknown

Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/special-briefing-developments-in-u-s-egypt-aid-relationship/


UPDATE, September 7, 2017: On September 6, the office of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), vice-chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, issued a summary of the Senate’s State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee (SFOPS) fiscal year 2018 spending bill. With regard to Egypt, the bill proposes the allocation of $1 billion in security assistance, a $300 million cut from the levels enacted in past years, and from those proposed in the House version of the bill and requested in the Executive Budget. The bill also conditioned 25 percent of this security assistance on democracy and human rights conditions, with the option of a waiver in the interest of national security…

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