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Congress Begins Confirmation Hearings For USAID Administrator Nominee Gayle Smith

Devex: What to watch for in Gayle Smith’s confirmation hearing
“Gayle Smith, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee for administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, [appeared] before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee [Wednesday] in the beginning of what some worry will be a drawn out and combative Congressional confirmation process. … Still, despite the slow pace of past confirmations, it appears Congress’ efforts to fill the role of USAID administrator, left vacant by Rajiv Shah in February, are moving relatively fast…” (Anders, 6/17).