Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow morning, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will convene a hearing to examine USAID’s administration of Haiti reconstruction funding.  The hearing, entitled “Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?” will begin at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing:  “Earlier this year, the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s investigative arm, issued a report documenting the unrealistic objectives, costly delays, and poor oversight that has hampered  USAID’s assistance efforts following Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake.  Moreover, it raised important questions about the commitment of the Haitian Government to addressing the underlying causes of its own political and economic challenges.  This hearing will examine USAID’s administration of reconstruction funding through the lens of the alarming GAO report.”


Hearing: Haiti: Is U.S. Aid Effective?


10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9


2172 Rayburn House Office Building


Panel I

Mr. David B. Gootnick
International Affairs and Trade
U.S. Government Accountability Office

Panel II

Mr. Thomas C. Adams
Haiti Special Coordinator
U.S. Department of State

Ms. Elizabeth Hogan
Acting Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean
U.S. Agency for International Development

***See foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates.

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at  foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.