MFAN Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee FY23 SFOPS Bill


August 2, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. On July 28, the Senate Appropriations Committee released a strong Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill, providing an $8.5 billion (14.7%) increase compared … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee FY23 SFOPS Bill

MFAN TO CONGRESS: OPPOSE INCREASES TO INT’L FOOD AID CARGO PREFERENCE RULES


July 12, 2022- (WASHINGTON) – The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network Co-Chairs sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives today expressing strong opposition to legislation that would greatly hinder the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S. humanitarian assistance for international food aid at a time of acute levels of global hunger and rising shipping costs. The full letter can be found … Continue reading MFAN TO CONGRESS: OPPOSE INCREASES TO INT’L FOOD AID CARGO PREFERENCE RULES

EXCERPT FROM MFAN CO-CHAIRS’ JUNE 27, 2022 LETTER TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS REGARDING THE SCORING OF DFC’S EQUITY INVESTMENTS


On behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), we write to express our appreciation for your work to complete the conference on the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and to highlight an item of great concern to our membership regarding the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). As you know, Congress created … Continue reading EXCERPT FROM MFAN CO-CHAIRS’ JUNE 27, 2022 LETTER TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS REGARDING THE SCORING OF DFC’S EQUITY INVESTMENTS

It’s Time to Release & Implement the Plan on Locally Led Development


July 7, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. MFAN congratulates House Appropriators for the strong message to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contained in the report accompanying the Committee’s fiscal year 2023 funding bill, calling … Continue reading It’s Time to Release & Implement the Plan on Locally Led Development

MFAN Commends House Appropriations Committee FY23 SFOPS Bill


June 30, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee reported out a strong Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill, providing an $8.5 billion (15%) increase … Continue reading MFAN Commends House Appropriations Committee FY23 SFOPS Bill

MFAN Congratulates Dr. John Nkengasong on his Confirmation as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator


May 24, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) congratulates Dr. John Nkengasong on his confirmation by the United States Senate to serve as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator in the Biden-Harris … Continue reading MFAN Congratulates Dr. John Nkengasong on his Confirmation as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator

MFAN Urges Congress to Retain Development Finance Corporation’s Development Mandate in Ukraine Supplemental


May 6, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin. The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, an early supporter of the creation of the Development Finance Corporation (DFC), urges Congress to reject the proposal to waive the Corporation’s development mandate … Continue reading MFAN Urges Congress to Retain Development Finance Corporation’s Development Mandate in Ukraine Supplemental

MFAN Finds Advances and Setbacks in Final Fiscal Year 2022 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Legislation


March 22, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin.   MFAN is a reform coalition focused on the effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of U.S. foreign assistance and does not engage in advocacy efforts for either top line or … Continue reading MFAN Finds Advances and Setbacks in Final Fiscal Year 2022 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Legislation

MFAN Congratulates Alice Albright and Scott Nathan on their Confirmations by the U.S. Senate


  March 2, 2022 (WASHINGTON) – This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels, and Tessie San Martin.   The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) congratulates Alice Albright, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and Scott Nathan, CEO of the Development Finance Corporation (DFC), on … Continue reading MFAN Congratulates Alice Albright and Scott Nathan on their Confirmations by the U.S. Senate