Lawmakers Propose Foreign Food, Medical Aid Cuts

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The budget battles in Washington are forcing congressional lawmakers to make some hard choices about what programs to cut.

Some of the proposed cuts include food and medical aid that save countless lives around the world.

Robert Zachritz, government relations director of WorldVision, an international humanitarian organization, said cutting the aid to other countries will do more harm than good.

Some lawmakers are trying to make sure their colleagues understand the impact the spending cuts may have on millions of people living abroad as well as their constituents here at home.

"Never before has Congress undertaken a task of this magnitude," Rep. Harold Rogers, R-Ky., House Appropriations Committee Chairman told several Republican lawmakers in a private meeting where he divulged the proposal. "You will be voting on the largest set of spending cuts in the history of our nation."

The budget request will be delivered to Congress on Monday.

Click play to watch CBN News entire interview with Zachritz about the proposed spending cuts and how he believes it would affect other countries.

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