Congress Aims to Restore Syria Stabilization Aid

Congress Aims to Restore Syria Stabilization Aid
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Congress is calling for the State Department to spend $130 million on stabilizing Syria next year, in a budget proposal released on Wednesday, a rebuke to the Donald Trump administration's efforts to zero out the fund in its 2020 budget proposal.

The Senate's powerful appropriations panel would include $25 million for programs inside the so-called safe zone that the United States is working to establish with Turkey in northeastern Syria.

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