USAID Requests Vaccine Funding from Congress

Agency anticipates cutbacks to distribution.

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has requested additional funding from Congress for vaccine distribution. Administrator Samantha Power voiced her concerns last week over cuts made to COVID-19 funding in Congress’s current appropriations bill. Originally, the budget allocated $15.6 billion to continue the funding, but the most recent proposal has reduced that amount to $5 billion.

“This will devastate our ability to make sure those countries can effectively deploy safe and effective vaccines,” Administrator Powers said. “We ask Congress to promptly provide the Administration with the urgent funding we need to continue this work of both vaccinating the world and protecting Americans at home.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Administrator Powers as she seeks additional funding from federal legislators.
  • For wisdom for members of Congress as federal agencies ask for increases to their budgets.
  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s guidance as they set foreign and domestic policies.

Sources: The Hill,


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