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Citing Ukraine Crisis, GOP Looks to Cut Open World Leadership Center

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, House Republicans want to slash funding for the Open World Leadership Center, an international exchange program established nearly 15 years ago to build relationships with post-Soviet countries.  

For fiscal 2015, the $6-million Library of Congress program would be reduced by 43 percent -- representing the portion of participants Russia normally sends as delegates to the United States.