Congressional Liaison Division

Through mandated reports and regular briefings of Congressional staff, the Congressional Liaison Division maintains close contact with members of Congress, keeping them informed of USAID development and assistance efforts and obtaining their views on related matters. Congressional Liaison Officers are responsible for facilitating communication between U.S. lawmakers and the Agency, transmitting USAID’s messages in a transparent manner and ensuring that Congress understands the Agency’s objectives abroad. Each Congressional Liaison Officer coordinates with Agency bureaus as well as Congressional committees to communicate the status of USAID’s programs and policies. Additionally, Congressional Liaison Officers assemble materials representing the Agency's position on pertinent issues in preparation for Congressional hearings.

Congressional Liaison Division publications include the USAID Congressional Bulletin as well as Congressional Reports

Staff Assignments

Telephone: 202-712-4300

Areas of Responsibility Legislative Staff E-mail
Senior Advisor Barbara Larkin
Deputy Assistant Administrator Barbara Feinstein
Special Assistant Angela Catella
Staff Assistant Florence Roach
House Appropriations (HACFO), Global Health Barbara Bennett
Senate Appropriations (SACFO), Budget and Resource Management David Bortnick
House Foreign Affairs Committee, Armed Services Committees, House Oversight and Government Reform, and Senate Homeland Security & Government Affairs Cliff Stammerman
Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Latin America & Caribbean, Policy, Planning & Learning, Science & Technology Jeff Mettille
Food Security Dannie Diego
Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, Food Aid, Agriculture Committees, American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Danielle Mutone-Smith
Africa and Senate Strategic Liaison Youshea Berry
Asia Leslie Anderson
Afghanistan/Pakistan Josh Albert
Europe and Eurasia Mike Hathaway
Middle East Casey Redmon
Economic Growth, Climate Change, Trade, Education, Environment, Energy, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), Public Private and NGO Partnerships, Youth Lee Walter
Office of Management and Budget, Government Accountability Office, Audits, Inspector General, Small Business, Management, Human Resources, Security, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, Testimony, Congressional Research Service, USAID Forward and Congressional Reports, Congressional Awards Lorraine Sherman
Congressional Notifications, Legislative Referral Memorandums Kathy Morris
Congressional Correspondence & Reports, Transcripts and Questions for the Record Alice Taylor
Legislative Report, Monthly Report and Congressional Liaison Support Talal Mir 
Legislative Intern Pat Sheehan


Last updated: November 05, 2012

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