We are now faced with a choice: reclaim our position as an international leader or fall victim to closed-door policies pulling our nation backwards.
The US needs to support developing nations if we hope to strengthen our international markets and fuel domestic job opportunities. With the passing of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modernization Act (H.R.3445/ S.832) in the House, it is crucial that we urge our senators to protect our national security interests and support this legislation.
It is important that we remind the rest of the world that we do not condone word vomit like “sh****** countries,” but do recognize that an act that would cost US taxpayers less than $500,000 over a four-year period and greatly protect our interests abroad is a diplomatic engagement we are happy to take on.
I urge Senator Booker and Senator Menendez to support the AGOA & MCA Modernization Act to spur economic development across the world.
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