Clinton Comments On Vacant USAID Administrator Post

“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday she is frustrated over the failure” to name a new head of the USAID, despite it being a priority for the administration, AFP/ reports. “Clinton, addressing USAID staff who asked why there was no administrator and deputy six months into President Barack Obama’s administration, complained about what she called an increasingly burdensome vetting process,” the news service writes (7/13).

According to Clinton, several people have passed on the job because of highly stringent financial and personal disclosure requirements, AP/ reports (Lee, 7/14). The Washington Times reports: “Administration officials said last week that a nominee would be announced soon. The most likely person is Paul Farmer, a Harvard University professor and physician who is well-known for his aid work in Haiti” (Kralev, 7/14). 

The White House declined to comment on Clinton’s remarks, AP/ reports (7/14).