foreign aid

noun

: assistance (such as economic aid) provided by one nation to another

Examples of foreign aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is a bipartisan effort in Congress to stitch together a new foreign aid/border security proposal at the moment. Andy J. Semotiuk, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 On February 7, Senate Republicans blocked a major bipartisan border deal and foreign aid package with assistance for Ukraine and Israel, amid a torrent of attacks on the bill by former President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 17 Feb. 2024 Washington — The Senate approved a $95 billion foreign aid package this week, with a bipartisan group of senators backing the bill that includes assistance to Ukraine and Israel. Kaia Hubbard, CBS News, 16 Feb. 2024 Nothing What should be the top federal funding priorities for Congress and why? Stop spending so much money on the military, the money could be spend on getting rid of cancer Should the U.S. send additional foreign aid to Israel and Ukraine? Eleanor Dearman, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 Feb. 2024 Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., said Monday, before the vote, that the House would not pass the Senate's foreign aid package, but would draft their own bill that would include border security provisions. Aubrie Spady, Fox News, 15 Feb. 2024 After the deal collapsed, the two leaders abandoned the border provisions and pushed forward with passing the foreign aid package alone as Democrats had originally intended. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 14 Feb. 2024 After the border bill collapsed, the two leaders abandoned the border provisions and pushed forward with passing the foreign aid package alone — as Democrats had originally intended. TIME, 13 Feb. 2024 Nearly the entire population of 2 million people in Gaza have been displaced from their homes and face dire humanitarian emergencies due to food, water and power shortages, foreign aid blockages and the destruction of Gaza’s hospitals. Benjamin Case, The Conversation, 6 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of foreign aid was in 1548

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“Foreign aid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foreign%20aid. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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