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Overseas Economic Aid or Domestic Electoral Assistance: The Political Economy of Foreign Aid Voting in the U.S. Congress

  title={Overseas Economic Aid or Domestic Electoral Assistance: The Political Economy of Foreign Aid Voting in the U.S. Congress},
  author={Ryan Powers and David A. Leblang and Michael J. Tierney},
Each year, Congress authorizes the transfer of approximately $27 billion to foreign countries in the form of foreign development assistance. Despite the "foreign aid" label, much of this money remains in the United States, flowing to individuals and corporations who contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other government agencies to implement development projects. But despite its long history, little is known about the domestic political economy of U.S. foreign… Expand

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