MFAN Joins Congress in Calling for Foreign Aid Transparency Progress Report


December 13, 2018 (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 thanks eight congressional leaders and joins them in calling on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney to report on … Continue reading MFAN Joins Congress in Calling for Foreign Aid Transparency Progress Report

Co-Chairs Thank Stephanie Cappa, Deputy Director & Senior Policy Advisor, for Four Outstanding Years at MFAN


December 5, 2018 (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 offers its sincerest thanks to Stephanie Cappa, Deputy Director & Senior Policy Advisor, for her four tremendous years at MFAN and her leadership … Continue reading Co-Chairs Thank Stephanie Cappa, Deputy Director & Senior Policy Advisor, for Four Outstanding Years at MFAN

Trump Administration Misses Deadline to Consolidate Aid Data


October 4, 2018 (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. Unfortunately, the October 1, 2018 date set by The Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act (FATAA) of 2016 for the State Department and USAID to consolidate data collection … Continue reading Trump Administration Misses Deadline to Consolidate Aid Data

MFAN Hails Final Passage of BUILD Act and the Modernizing of U.S. Development Finance


October 3, 2018 (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 welcomes final passage of the bipartisan Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development (BUILD) Act of 2018 (H.R. 5105/S. 2463) following today’s passage … Continue reading MFAN Hails Final Passage of BUILD Act and the Modernizing of U.S. Development Finance

U.S. House of Representatives Advances Development Finance by Passing BUILD Act


September 27, 2018 (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 House of Representatives has passed the bipartisan Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act (H.R. 5105/S. 2463) in … Continue reading U.S. House of Representatives Advances Development Finance by Passing BUILD Act

MFAN Welcomes Global Innovation Fund to Network


September 20, 2018 (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 to welcome Global Innovation Fund to the coalition. Global Innovation Fund (GIF) is a ground-breaking organization that invests in social projects … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Global Innovation Fund to Network

MFAN Thanks Outgoing Co-Chair Connie Veillette, Welcomes Lester Munson


September 13, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network would like to thank outgoing Co-Chair Dr. Connie Veillette for her five years of MFAN leadership and her commitment to the goal of more effective … Continue reading MFAN Thanks Outgoing Co-Chair Connie Veillette, Welcomes Lester Munson

Destabilizing Rescissions to Foreign Aid Funds Reportedly Halted


August 29, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network applauds the efforts of Congress and development champions to safeguard predictability for U.S. assistance programs by helping to prevent what would have been … Continue reading Destabilizing Rescissions to Foreign Aid Funds Reportedly Halted

MFAN Co-Chairs Applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of BUILD Act


July 18, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed The Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act of 2018, or BUILD … Continue reading MFAN Co-Chairs Applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of BUILD Act

Key House and Senate Committees Positively Amend and Approve BUILD Act


June 28, 2018 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs George Ingram, Tessie San Martin, and Connie Veillette. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network is encouraged by the revisions and passage in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week of the bipartisan Better Utilization of Investments Leading … Continue reading Key House and Senate Committees Positively Amend and Approve BUILD Act