An official told CNN that the Global Development and Prosperity Initiative for Women (W-GDP), the protection of Christian minorities around the world and programs related to global health were not subject to any cuts in aid.
The official said that it should come as no surprise that the political priorities of the president would not be part of a potential proposal by Congress to abolish the funds already granted, which is known as the acronym.
This official confirmed that the administration was seeking to move ahead with a possible reduction package, but did not specify any deadlines. The fiscal year ends on September 30.
A USAID official said last week frozen funding was between $ 2 billion and $ 4 billion.
A senior administration official told CNN on Friday that they had received requested information from the state and USAID about foreign aid funds Thursday night and that the funds were already available.
"The administration requested a temporary pause in the costs of selected foreign aid accounts. This pause is in effect until the Department of State and USAID report the unbound balances in those accounts. After receiving the requested information last night and after reviewing it, these funds are now available, "the official said in a statement.
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The agents are only partially available. A USAID spokesman confirmed that "as of Friday, August 9, OMB issued a new allocation that allows the State Department and USAID to debit covered accounts to the ceiling of approximately two percent of the remaining unrestricted funds each day. "
" The State Department and USAID are working with the appropriate bureaus and positions to fulfill the revised OMB distribution and expect to hear about next steps in the coming days, "a spokesman said.
On Friday, chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Foreign Relations committees wrote a letter to the acting chief of staff on Friday White House staff Mick Mulvaney and acting director of budget and budget Russell White called on them to remove the freeze on those funds and not present a recession package.