Sen. Lindsey Graham: I'm in charge of the International Affairs Budget, and we're gonna fully fund it

Jan. 17, 2018—During a discussion at the American Enterprise Institute earlier today, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), chair of the State-Foreign Ops appropriations subcommittee, stated his confidence that funding for America's development and diplomacy programs would be fully restored despite requested cuts from the Administration of more than 30% for fiscal year 2018. “[W]ithout soft power, we’re doomed to lose," Sen. Graham said. "And I’m in charge of that budget, and we’ve restored the 2017 funding, and we’re gonna restore the 2018 funding.” Watch the full discussion, with the above remarks beginning at the 49:44 mark.

J.M. Ascienzo