MFAN Applauds Consolidation of Two U.S. Foreign Assistance Dashboards into a Single Website


October 14, 2021 (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) commends the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for their work in consolidating two separate websites that … Continue reading MFAN Applauds Consolidation of Two U.S. Foreign Assistance Dashboards into a Single Website

MFAN Announces Launch of Revitalized Organization – with Returning and New Members Committed to Foreign Aid Effectiveness


October 12, 2021 (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 Modernized Foreign Assistance Network is pleased to announce that after a period of review during the first half of 2021 in which we examined the role and impact … Continue reading MFAN Announces Launch of Revitalized Organization – with Returning and New Members Committed to Foreign Aid Effectiveness

MFAN Applauds House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing Focusing on Locally-Led Development Policy


October 5, 2021 (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 expresses its appreciation to Chairman Castro, Vice Chair Jacobs, Ranking Member Malliotakis, and the members of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for International Development, … Continue reading MFAN Applauds House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing Focusing on Locally-Led Development Policy

MFAN Applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee Action to Ensure Congressional Intent of the BUILD Act


July 15, 2021 (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 applauds the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) for its bipartisan action to retain the original goals of the BUILD Act which established the … Continue reading MFAN Applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee Action to Ensure Congressional Intent of the BUILD Act

MFAN Commends House Appropriations Committee FY22 SFOPS Bill


July 9, 2021 (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 1, the House Appropriations Committee reported out an extraordinarily strong Fiscal Year 2022 State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs appropriations bill, providing for a $6.7 billion increase … Continue reading MFAN Commends House Appropriations Committee FY22 SFOPS Bill

MFAN Welcomes Aid Effectiveness Proposals in Administration’s FY22 International Affairs Budget Request


June 4, 2021 (Washington) — this statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) by co-chairs Tessie San Martin, Les Munson and Larry Nowels The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) welcomes the Biden administration’s FY22 International Affairs budget request as a major step in renewing the United States’ commitment to its role as a global … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Aid Effectiveness Proposals in Administration’s FY22 International Affairs Budget Request

MFAN Welcomes Representative Barbara Lee as New Chair of House SFOPs


January 26, 2021 (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) welcomes Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) as the new Chairwoman of the powerful House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations (SFOPs). … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes Representative Barbara Lee as New Chair of House SFOPs

MFAN Calls on President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Trump Rescissions Request


January 19, 2021 (WASHINGTON) — This statement is delivered on behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network by Co-Chairs Lester Munson, Larry Nowels and Tessie San Martin. As one of his first acts in office, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) calls on President-elect Biden to withdraw the Trump administration’s last-minute rescissions package canceling $27.4 … Continue reading MFAN Calls on President-Elect Biden to Withdraw Trump Rescissions Request

MFAN Welcomes the Nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power as USAID Administrator


January 13, 2021 (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) commends President-Elect Biden for the nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power to serve as the next Administrator of the U.S. Agency for … Continue reading MFAN Welcomes the Nomination of Ambassador Samantha Power as USAID Administrator

MFAN Publishes Recommendations for a New Presidential Administration


November 18, 2020 (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. Today, the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network released foreign aid policy recommendations for the new presidential administration. The recommendations cover early actions that the new administration should consider immediately, including … Continue reading MFAN Publishes Recommendations for a New Presidential Administration