Congressional Testimony

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Chairman Towns, Ranking Member Issa, and esteemed members of this committee, I thank you for extending the invitation to appear before you today. I look forward to providing you with an update from the U.S. Agency for International Development on our efforts to strengthen processes and procedures related to suspension and debarment activities. I understand that this committee seeks answers on how USAID is responding to the recent October 2009 report issued by USAID's Office of the Inspector General (OIG), titled "Audit of USAID's Process for Suspension and Debarment."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chairman Tierney, Ranking Member Flake and other distinguished panel members, thank you for your kind invitation to testify before you on this topic of U.S. assistance to Pakistan. I will keep my oral remarks to the requested five minutes by asking that my full written statement be entered into the hearing record.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I. INTRODUCTION/HAITI

Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, Members of the Committee, I am honored to join you here today in support of the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Foreign Operations Budget Request.

It has been less than two months since I was sworn in as Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mr. Chairman and Members of the subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to submit this statement for the record. I look forward to outlining the agriculture and alternative development activities of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I. INTRODUCTION/HAITI

Chairman Berman, Ranking Member Ros-Lehtinen, Members of the Committee, I am honored to join you here today in support of the President's Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Foreign Operations Budget Request.

It has been less than two months since I was sworn in as Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Monday, March 1, 2010

 

Co-Chairs Thibault and Shays, thank you for your kind invitation to testify before the Commission on Wartime Contracting about the coordination of programs and contracts among interagency and international entities in Afghanistan.

In my remarks, I plan to focus on three main issues: 1) planning of USAID reconstruction in Afghanistan; 2) interagency and international coordination; and 3) and, lessons that we have learned in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chairman Kerry, Ranking Member Lugar, and Members of the Committee.

I am honored to be nominated by President Obama to serve as Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, and I appreciate his confidence in me to lead the Agency.

Secretary of State Clinton has expressed the conviction that, along with diplomacy and defense, development serves as a pillar of American foreign policy. I am grateful for her support for my nomination and, if confirmed, look forward to the opportunity to help her give full effect to that conviction.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

 

Chairman Levin, Ranking Member Brady and distinguished members of the Subcommittee on Trade: on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), I thank you for the opportunity to present our experience in implementing trade capacity building (TCB) programs. I hope to provide the Committee insight into how effective TCB assistance activities can advance both the objectives of our trade preference programs and the long-term development needs of our developing country partners.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Good morning, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Isakson, and Members of the Subcommittee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the role USAID is playing in the fight against terrorism in Africa’s Sahel region.

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