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As a conservative opinion writer, I find the State Department’s slow response to watchdog complaints of $40 million in questionable aid to Afghanistan to be deeply troubling.

Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s recent letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlights the importance of compliance with rules and regulations when managing taxpayer money.

The fact that only $19,000 of the $40 million in questioned aid has been deemed allowable by law, and a mere $191,000 of improperly spent aid is being returned to the government, is a clear sign of inefficiency and lack of accountability. This situation underscores the urgent need for government reform and the necessity for vigilant oversight.

The State Department, along with other agencies, has faced widespread criticism for wasting billions of taxpayer dollars on failed Afghanistan reconstruction projects. As conservatives, we must demand greater transparency, efficiency, and adherence to federal law to ensure that our hard-earned money is being used responsibly.

Grassley’s request for regular updates on auditing efforts, explanations for delays, and information on the recovery of misused funds is a step in the right direction. The State Department must act swiftly to address the remaining 14 recommendations from SIGAR to avoid violating federal law and further betraying the trust of American taxpayers.