Congressional Testimony

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Thank you very much Madam Chairman, Ranking Member Berman, and members of the Committee. I'm honored to join you here today in support of the President's Fiscal Year 2012 Foreign Operations Budget Request.

First, I want to briefly comment on USAID's response to the devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan last Friday. USAID has led the international crisis response, coordinating an interagency effort with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Departments of Energy, Defense and Health and Human Services.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chairman Chabot, Ranking Member Ackerman, distinguished members of the Committee:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the invitation to testify today. I appreciate and welcome the opportunity to share what the U.S. Agency for International Development is doing to advance prosperity and security in the Americas, and I am eager to hear your advice and counsel as well.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Mr. Chairman and Distinguished Members of the Committee,

I am honored to be here today as President Obama’s nominee to be the next Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) in the U.S. Agency for International Development. I am grateful for the confidence President Obama and USAID Administrator Shah have in my leading a bureau which is so central to the United States’ development and humanitarian agenda, and for Secretary Clinton’s support.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger and distinguished panel members, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you this morning on the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) activities in Afghanistan. I want to focus my testimony on our civilian efforts related to oversight and accountability of U.S. taxpayer resources in the promotion of good governance in Afghanistan.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Chairman Faleomavaega, Ranking Member Manzullo, and members of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and the Global Environment, on behalf of Administrator Shah and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), thank you for the opportunity to testify on this important and timely topic. I appreciate the leadership on this issue demonstrated by Under Secretary Brainard of the Department of Treasury and Deputy Special Envoy Pershing of the Department of State.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Co-Chair Shays, Co-Chair Thibault, and Commissioners, I thank you for the invitation to join you and my fellow colleagues on this panel today. I am pleased to represent the U.S. Agency for International Development as we explore the question posed by this commission regarding oversight of subcontracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Good morning, Chairman Payne, Ranking Member Smith, and members of the Subcommittee. I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss current conditions in the Great Lakes region and USAID's contributions to sustainable development in those countries.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

For five years, we have discussed the roadmap of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and what we are doing to support its milestones. Now that discussion is changing. In eight months, millions of Sudanese will decide their future as a nation. Next year, our current roadmap will end, and our path ahead could go in many different directions.


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