Chairman Smith on the hearing: “There was some real concern when the intention to make deep cuts to foreign aid and foreign operations was originally made known by the Administration. Apparently, Africa was never the main target of such cuts. But what will be the eventual impact of cuts and reorganization that do take place? This hearing is intended to ascertain the impact on U.S. policy and programming in Africa in the FY2018 budget that is being finalized over the next few weeks.”

Witnesses

The Honorable Donald Yamamoto
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State
[full text of statement]

Ms. Cheryl Anderson
Acting Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development
[full text of statement]