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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul and Ranking Member Gregory W. Meeks released the following statement on Ambassador Cindy McCain succeeding David Beasley as Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). 

“Congratulations to Ambassador McCain, an exceptionally qualified leader who has dedicated her life to improving the lives of those less fortunate in the United States and around the world. At a time when food insecurity and fuel costs are at an all-time high and there is soaring global hunger, the task of leading the World Food Programme is more significant and consequential than ever. We are confident Ambassador McCain will continue the legacy of entrusting a qualified American candidate to lead those on the frontlines of tackling hunger, with the task of consolidating WFP’s recent growth to improve transparency, fiscal responsibility, and physical and emotional safety of employees.”