11.10.09

Comment On The Selection Of Dr. Rajiv Shah To Be The Next USAID Administrator

[Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) chairs the State Department and Foreign Operations Subcommittee, of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which handles the Senate’s work in appropriating funds for the operations and programs of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other agencies.]

“USAID is an agency facing formidable challenges.  Dr. Shah has a reputation as a leader of extraordinary intellect, creativity and vision, and I look forward to working with him to rebuild USAID into the efficient and effective foreign assistance agency our country and the world urgently need.

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