Congress Presses Administrator Green On USAID Reform Plans, Program Funding

Devex: U.S. lawmakers frustrated by lack of information about USAID reform plans
“When it comes to government reform proposals, lawmakers don’t appreciate being kept in the dark. That was evident again Wednesday when U.S. Democratic and Republican congressional members voiced their frustration at the lack of information they have received about the Trump administration’s plans to reorganize U.S. foreign affairs agencies. U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations — his first public congressional appearance since he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August. While lawmakers from both parties reiterated that Green has their support, they also stressed that time is running out for the administration to bring Congress on board with its reform agenda for USAID and the State Department…” (Igoe, 11/2).