Report by Paula Antolini
April 7, 2017 9:33PM EDT
Sen. Murphy to Unveil Bold New ‘Rethinking The Battlefield’ Plan to Modernize U.S. Foreign Affairs Budget at Council on Foreign Relations
**Monday, April 10th at 12pm. Livestream available here.**
WASHINGTON – Just weeks after President Donald Trump proposed slashing the budgets of the State Department and USAID, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, will unveil a radically different approach – called “Rethinking the Battlefield” – to ensure U.S. foreign affairs keeps up with the challenges America faces in a changing world. Murphy will present his plan, which calls for bold new investments in diplomacy, economic development, humanitarian assistance, and other forms of statecraft, to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sam H. Feist, Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Vice President of CNN, will moderate a discussion with Murphy. Murphy will take questions from members of the audience. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Council on Foreign Relations’ Jenny Mallamo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN: Monday, April 10th at 12pm
WHERE: Council on Foreign Relations, 1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC
LIVESTREAM: Murphy’s remarks will be livestreamed here: http://www.cfr.org/united-states/us-security-amid-budget-cuts-conversation-senator-chris-murphy/p39009