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Global Food Security Act Could Contribute To ‘Paradigm Shift’ In U.S. Foreign Aid

The Hill: It is time for a paradigm shift in U.S. foreign aid
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), member of the Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees

“…It is time for a paradigm shift in the manner in which the United States administers foreign aid. This change will not happen overnight, but can be accomplished through small, incremental changes to the system. This is why I support Senate bill, S 1252, the Global Food Security Act of 2016 (GFSA). … The GFSA will, for the first time, place limits on disaster aid and will establish monitoring and reporting requirements that will enable Congress to assess the full scope of U.S. investments in international food security. … [The bill would also establish] clear goals and objectives that align international food security and disaster assistance with broader U.S. national security, economic, and humanitarian interests. … Retooling how we spend our foreign aid dollars, making sure we have a clear mission, and implementing proper oversight is the right thing to do for the long-term health and stability of our nation. The Global Food Security Act of 2016 is a good first step in accomplishing these goals…” (7/5).