U.S. President Trump Nominates Ex-Congressman, Former Ambassador Mark Green As USAID Administrator

Associated Press: Trump to nominate ex-congressman Green to lead U.S. aid agency
“The Trump administration has nominated an ex-congressman and former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania to lead the United States Agency for International Development. The White House says Mark Andrew Green has been chosen for the position. Green represented Wisconsin’s 8th District in the House and served on the Judiciary and International Relations committees…” (5/11).

Devex: Trump nominates Mark Green as USAID administrator
“…Green is well known in the development community and had been considered a frontrunner for the position. He met with President Trump in January about a potential job at USAID, according to a transition team briefing — and was one of only two people rumored to be under consideration for the role…” (Igoe, 5/10).

The Hill: Trump nominates former ambassador to head USAID
“…Green served four terms as a U.S. representative from Wisconsin, before becoming the U.S. ambassador to Tanzania in 2007 under the George W. Bush Administration. He currently serves as president of the International Republican Institute, an organization that seeks to promote democracy around the world…” (Greenwood, 5/10).

Wall Street Journal: Former Congressman, Envoy Mark Green Nominated to Lead USAID
“…Mr. Green’s nomination comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is looking to shake up the structure of the State Department, which is under the same budget authority as USAID. Mr. Trump’s 2018 budget calls for reorganizing and consolidating some functions of both agencies. … Lawmakers from both parties have voiced concerns about Mr. Trump’s aims to cut diplomatic funding and foreign aid. A full budget blueprint is due out this month…” (Schwartz, 5/10).

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