Reps. Crenshaw and Smith Announce Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance

Today, Representatives Ander Crenshaw (R-FL-04) and Adam Smith (D-WA-09) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter on Capitol Hill about next week’s launch of the Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance. Crenshaw and Smith hope to bring together a group of Members who will be open to a serious conversation about the way the U.S. delivers foreign assistance and how it can be made more effective.

They write, “Effective foreign assistance can help develop stable international partners, promote accountability and transparency, access and develop sustainable markets, reduce poverty, strengthen human security, and increase national security.”

The Caucus will kick off with a launch event next week featuring a keynote from USAID Administrator Raj Shah and a panel of leading voices on development. See below for details:

What: Launch of the Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance

Where: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2359

When: 3-5 pm, Thursday, May 12


Panelists include:

-Mark Green, Senior Director, USGLC, Member of Congress (ret.) and Ambassador

-Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America

-David Beckmann, President, Bread for the World; Co-Chair, Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network

-Asif Shaikh, President & CEO, International Resources Group

-Dr. Jonathan Quick, President & CEO, Management Sciences for Health

Click here to read the Dear Colleague letter Reps. Crenshaw and Smith are circulating today.

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