Chairman Royce on the hearing: “In 2017, conflict and disaster overseas drove an unprecedented number of men, women and children from their homes and pushed more than 70 million people to the brink of starvation. Unfortunately, the situation in 2018 isn’t getting better. Urgent reforms are needed to make U.S. international food aid programs more efficient and effective to save more lives.”

Opening Statements

Full text of Chairman Ed Royce’s opening statement


The Honorable Andrew Natsios
Executive Professor
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University
(Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

Erin Lentz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]

The Honorable Dan Glickman
Distinguished Fellow of Global Food and Agriculture
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
(Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture)
[full text of statement]
[truth in testimony form]


Hearing transcript (PDF)