Lindsey Graham says U.S. needs to spend more on foreign aid

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"Lindsey Graham says U.S. needs to spend more on foreign aid"

Speaking to the Columbia Rotary Club, Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is working on a $1 billion package of aid for Egypt before that country’s November election. “Egypt is the prize to be won,” said Graham. “Foreign aid is a very complicated, controversial topic, particularly when you’re broke. But…it is good for the American people and the American government to reach out and help those who live in peace with us.” Making the argument that the U.S. must continue to invest in priorities despite battling a $14 trillion deficit, Graham said, “Being a broke nation doesn’t mean that you have the luxury of ignoring things going on around you.”

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