The Subcommittee of International Expenses of the Lower Chamber of the United States approved giving Mexico at least 282 million dollars in anti-narcotics assistance, as part of their budget packet for fiscal year 2013.
Although the vote on the 2013 budget of the State Department was emitted in unanimity, the Subcommittee did not make public the specific aid amount for Mexico. Subcommittee President, Kay Granger, assured that they will keep the same level that was approved for Mexico in 2012.
“This legislative proposal continues supporting Mexico, our neighbor. The security of Mexico has a direct impact upon our national security,” said Granger.