Little Rock businessman urges aid to Africa

March 27, 2015 12:35 AM

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WASHINGTON – A high-powered panel of witnesses that included Little Rock businessman Scott Ford urged the Senate Thursday to reject a proposal that would have cut in half U.S. foreign aid that is improving the health and well-being for Africa’s poorest people. The Senate obliged.

A budget measure that U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered to throw an additional $75.6 billion to the Pentagon next year at the expense of foreign aid and other discretionary programs was defeated, 96-4, Thursday afternoon.

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