Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that on Wednesday, October 7, the Committee will convene a hearing to examine U.S. international food aid programs and ways to make those programs more efficient and effective.  The hearing, entitled “Reforming Food Aid: Desperate Need to do Better,” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “From Syria to the Philippines to Nepal, we’ve seen the limitations of U.S. international food aid programs.  Our food aid costs too much, takes too long to arrive, and can do more long-term damage than short-term good.  This hearing will take a look at reforms to U.S. international food aid programs so we can reach more people, in less time.”

Hearing: Reforming Food Aid: Desperate Need to do Better

10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

The Honorable Dan Glickman
Vice President and Executive Director
Aspen Institute Congressional Program
(Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture)

The Honorable Rajiv Shah
Senior Advisor
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
(Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development)

Christopher B. Barrett, Ph.D.
David J. Nolan Director
Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell University

The Reverend David Beckmann
Bread for the World