America must act as a global force for good, but not the world’s policeman. We must work to isolate the governments of regimes that threaten global stability and security, while working with nations to improve the lives of their citizens and protect American interests abroad.
By exporting the promise of liberty and free markets to the nations of the world, we can achieve these goals. Regions such as Latin America, Africa, and Asia present us with emerging opportunities to increase trade and diplomatic relations.
Home to one of the largest refugee populations in the world, Minnesota serves as a leader in humanitarian assistance to the world’s most vulnerable. As a nation, we must work with international institutions and multilateral partnerships to provide security and stability on the global stage.
Our foreign aid is a fraction of the total U.S. budget. This aid imparts knowledge, technical support, and experience to developing areas in order to increase their economic status, resulting in direct benefits to the United States and people in need across the globe. That’s why I sent a letter to the Administration expressing concern with continued efforts to cut our foreign aid spending.
I recognize and celebrate our country’s relationship with Israel, our most vital cultural and strategic ally in the Middle East. That is why I support the United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act to strengthen our strategic ties and improve regional cooperation.
There are no better ambassadors for our country than our citizens. That’s why I was proud to introduce the U.S. Wants to Compete for a World Expo Act, which would allow for cities throughout the country to compete for the next World Fair.
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