Congressional Testimony

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.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Good morning, Mr. Chairman, and Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to update you on the humanitarian situation in Darfur and our support for comprehensive peace and stability in Sudan. I am pleased to join my colleague, Special Envoy Scott Gration, on this panel and would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the excellent cooperation and coordination between USAID and the Special Envoy's office.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Good morning, Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to update you on Pakistan's internally displaced persons and the humanitarian assistance efforts of the United States. Operating in support of the Government of Pakistan, the whole of the United States Government - from the State Department and Department of Defense, to USAID and the Department of Agriculture - is working to ensure assistance is provided to Pakistanis in need.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

On behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), I want to express our appreciation for the opportunity to discuss the agency's recent humanitarian assistance efforts in response to significant population displacement within Pakistan.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Thank you Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee. I appreciate the opportunity to be here today to address this important topic.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

As my State Department colleagues have noted, the Merida Initiative is a timely and historic opportunity for the United States to expand our partnership with Mexico, as well as the countries of Central America and the Caribbean, to fight the international criminal organizations that harm the citizens and communities of all of our countries. This fight will be difficult and it will be long. But it is a fight that, by working together, we will win.


Last updated: August 20, 2014

Subscribe to Congressional Testimony