Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on Ann Calvaresi Barr becoming the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International Development:
“For more than four years, the U.S. Agency for International Development lacked a permanent Inspector General to oversee more than $20 billion in U.S. foreign assistance and development programs.  The Committee on Foreign Affairs repeatedly called upon President Obama to fill this critical vacancy and ensure accountability for American taxpayers.  I am glad the administration finally put forward a suitable replacement, and I look forward to working closely with Inspector General Barr.”
Note:  Chairman Ed Royce sent two bipartisan letters on February 4, 2013 and February 25, 2015 urging President Obama to nominate a suitable candidate to fill the Inspector General vacancy.