MFAN Announces Larry Nowels to be Co-Chair, Two New Executive Committee Members


October 9, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is pleased to announce that Larry Nowels will be continuing his close involvement with the coalition as Co-Chair of the Executive Committee. Mr. Nowels recently … Continue reading MFAN Announces Larry Nowels to be Co-Chair, Two New Executive Committee Members

MFAN Thanks George Ingram for Years of Dedication and Expertise


October 3, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network would like to thank outgoing Co-Chair George Ingram for nearly ten years of MFAN leadership and his steadfast commitment to American leadership in global development. … Continue reading MFAN Thanks George Ingram for Years of Dedication and Expertise

Senate Broadly Defends Foreign Aid in FY20 Budget Bill


September 20, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin. This week, the Senate released its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget for State and Foreign Operations. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) supports several provisions included in the bill … Continue reading Senate Broadly Defends Foreign Aid in FY20 Budget Bill

MFAN Urges Administration Officials to Resist Threat of Foreign Aid Rescissions


August 9, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin. Today, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network Co-Chairs sent letters to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and USAID Administrator Mark Green expressing concern over the Office of Management and Budget’s … Continue reading MFAN Urges Administration Officials to Resist Threat of Foreign Aid Rescissions

MFAN Co-Chairs Call for Transparency and Evidence in Review of Aid to Central America


June 24, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin. Today, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network Co-Chairs sent a letter to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo expressing concern over the recent State Department announcement regarding U.S. assistance to El … Continue reading MFAN Co-Chairs Call for Transparency and Evidence in Review of Aid to Central America

MFAN Applauds Senate Confirmation of Sean Cairncross as CEO for the Millennium Challenge Corporation


June 18, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network applauds the Senate for confirming Sean Cairncross as Chief Executive Officer at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), following more than two years of … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Senate Confirmation of Sean Cairncross as CEO for the Millennium Challenge Corporation

House Appropriators Defend International Affairs Budget with Room for Improvement on Aid Effectiveness


May 16, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is pleased that the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has crafted a State and Foreign Operations budget that rejects the Trump … Continue reading House Appropriators Defend International Affairs Budget with Room for Improvement on Aid Effectiveness

MFAN Applauds Senate Action on Leadership for the Millennium Challenge Corporation


May 2, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network applauds the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for its bipartisan approval today of Sean Cairncross, nominated for Chief Executive Officer at the Millennium Challenge … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Senate Action on Leadership for the Millennium Challenge Corporation

President Trump’s Attempt to Block Aid to Central America Reflects Ineffective Use of American Resources, Influence


April 2, 2019 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Lester Munson, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is concerned by President Donald Trump’s decision to block aid to three Central American countries. U.S. foreign assistance is a tool that advances American … Continue reading President Trump’s Attempt to Block Aid to Central America Reflects Ineffective Use of American Resources, Influence