Representatives, strongly oppose this bill without in-depth information, selection criteria, and answered questions.
Even with the supposed bi-partisan support, this bill seems ridiculously vague!
As many others point out, we certainly don’t want a corrupt Administration selecting the countries based on Quid Pro Quo’s. May be we wouldn’t want any future president making the selection. The selection of countries needs clearly defined criteria with agreement by Congress.
In the fragile recipient countries, who gets the aid? The CIA? Puppet leaders? Heroes of the people? Heroes of the corporations?
As someone pointed out, how and when do we stop sending aid without causing problems, pain and suffering? What is the criteria of success?
So far no one has questioned the number of countries. Why five? Why not three? Why not thirty? There are serious problems to be addressed on every continent!
Why only help the most fragile? It might be much, much better to build up the stronger countries in regions of concern.
At this point we should continue the same half baked ad hoc foreign policy until we have clearer legislation, better leadership, a better economy and a better political climate here, at home in the USA.