U.S.-based NGOs to Appropriators: Oppose Increase to Cargo Preference Requirements


December 2, 2015 The Honorable Thad Cochran Chair Senate Appropriations Committee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Barbara Mikulski Ranking Member Senate Appropriations Committee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Harold Rogers Chairman House Appropriations Committee Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Nita Lowey Ranking Member House Appropriations Committee Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairmen Cochran and Rogers and … Continue reading U.S.-based NGOs to Appropriators: Oppose Increase to Cargo Preference Requirements

U.S.-based NGOs Response to Food Aid Cargo Preference Hearing


November 19, 2015 NGO Response to the Joint Hearing of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture of the Committee on Agriculture and the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure As international development organizations addressing global hunger and malnutrition, we are deeply concerned by the misleading information … Continue reading U.S.-based NGOs Response to Food Aid Cargo Preference Hearing

Letter to OMB Director Donovan on MFAN Priorities


Download a formatted version of the letter here. *** November 17, 2015 Shaun Donovan, Director Office of Management and Budget 725 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20503 Dear Director Donovan: On behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), a reform coalition of international development advocates and practitioners focused on strengthening U.S. development policy and … Continue reading Letter to OMB Director Donovan on MFAN Priorities

U.S.-based NGOs Oppose Costly Changes to Cargo Preference That Cut U.S. International Food Aid Programs


The organizations listed below are extremely concerned about the potential negative impacts of Section 303 of H.R. 1987, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2015, which would provide the Secretary of Transportation the exclusive authority to unilaterally apply cargo preference rules on programs run by other departments and agencies, and ignore the outcomes … Continue reading U.S.-based NGOs Oppose Costly Changes to Cargo Preference That Cut U.S. International Food Aid Programs