Foreign Affairs Committee to Examine Foreign Assistance -- TOMORROW 10:00 AM

Apr 8, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing TOMORROW to examine U.S. foreign assistance priorities and strategy.  The hearing entitled, “U.S. Foreign Assistance in FY 2015:  What Are the Priorities, How Effective?” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Under the current fiscal crunch, U.S. resources are tight, which makes this Committee’s responsibility for overseeing foreign aid all the more important.  While maintaining America’s leadership role, we must focus in areas that advance our interests, promote private sector-led growth, help nations tap into their own resources so they can meet their own development needs, and eliminate spending on programs that are wasteful and inefficient. 

“This hearing will provide Committee Members an opportunity to press the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), a key agency implementing U.S. foreign assistance programs, on how limited resources will be effectively and efficiently used.”

What:

Hearing: “U.S. Foreign Assistance in FY 2015:  What Are the Priorities, How Effective?”

When:

10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 9

Where:

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:

The Honorable Rajiv Shah
Administrator
U.S. Agency for International Development

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