Development Experts React To, Praise Trump’s Nomination Of Mark Green To Head USAID
NPR: Trump’s Proposed USAID Head Knows Aid — And Politics
“…The former Republican congressman from Wisconsin [Mark Andrew Green] has been tapped to run USAID — the U.S. Agency for International Development. If confirmed, the 56-year-old Green will take over USAID at a time when global humanitarian crises are mounting. And he’ll have to answer to a president who’s been openly hostile to handing out American taxpayer dollars abroad. Across the development world, Green’s nomination has been widely praised…” (Beaubien, 5/11).
Washington Post: Foreign aid advocates and fiscal hawks all like Trump’s nominee to head USAID
“…Fiscal hawks in Congress said Green would work to make sure programs receiving tax dollars were run more efficiently. Aid groups that focus on development and disaster relief welcomed someone who cares about foreign economic aid to argue on their behalf. Republicans said Green would promote liberty and human rights. Democrats said he would work in a bipartisan fashion…” (Morello, 5/12).