Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Immediate Release : Abbitt calls to end foreign aid

Title

Immediate Release : Abbitt calls to end foreign aid

Description

A press release summarizing a speech that Abbitt gave on the floor of the House of Representatives criticizing both the practice of foreign economic aid to developing countries and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the federal agency that administered it.. Declaring foreign aid to be "costly," wasteful, and a "sinkhole of futility," Abbitt called for the program to be phased out.

Date

1968-07-16

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Washington D.C.

Files

Collection

Citation

“Immediate Release : Abbitt calls to end foreign aid,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 17, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/275.

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