Policy Update

Bipartisan US House bill aims to protect and strengthen assistance to Central America

The top members of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee introduced a bill to increase development assistance to the three Central American countries that President Trump announced he would cut (El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala; also known as the 'Northern Triangle').  Elliot Engel, Chair, and Rep. Michael McCaul, Ranking Minority Member, introduced the bill as the 'United States-Northern Triangle Enhancement Engagement Act'. The bill seeks to address the root causes of migration as well to prohibit President Trump from reprogramming, rescinding, or transferring US$577 million in funds away from the region.

News article - Devex