Saving Lives, Saving Dollars: Letter to House Appropriators on FY11 BudgetPDF Version
March 26, 2010
FCNL submitted public witness testimony to the House State and Foreign Operations Appropriations subcommittee, the subcommittee that determines how much funding the State Department receives every year and which programs get funded. This document outlines several initiatives that represent relatively small investments within the international affairs budget, but that could could save billions of dollars and thousands of lives by preventing conflicts from turning violent and avoiding future military interventions. Research now demonstrates that every one dollar invested in preventing conflicts from turning deadly would cost 60 dollars in crisis response once violence erupts.