As the Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance (CCEFA) continues to gain new members, we bring you our latest profile of Montana’s Congressman at large, Denny Rehberg. Check back later for more updates on the Caucus and its Members. And in case you missed them, we’ve already profiled Rep. Keith Ellison and CCEFA’s Co-Chairs.
District: Montana’s At Large
- Committee on Appropriations
- Labor, Health and Human Service, and Education (Chairman)
- Energy and Water
Congressman Rehberg, like Rep. Ellison, cosponsored the Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009, which, first and foremost, directs the President to develop a National Strategy for Global Development; MFAN continues to believe that a global development strategy is central to advancing and coordinating U.S. foreign assistance. Two key objectives of the Act are to reduce poverty and promote economic growth in developing countries, while continuing to respond to humanitarian crises when they occur. The Act also directs the President to implement a system to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of U.S. foreign assistance. Lastly, it underscores the need for transparency, contending that American taxpayers and foreign assistance recipients should have, to the maximum extent practicable, full access to U.S. foreign assistance information. In this regard, the Foreign Assistance Dashboard is a step in the right direction.